High Risk Melanoma Research Program

About the High Risk Melanoma Research Clinic

The Tom C. Mathews Jr. Familial Melanoma Research Clinic is an educational and clinical resource for individuals and families at increased risk for developing melanoma. It also provides information for researchers studying the genetic causes and inheritance patterns of familial melanoma.

In the clinic, we collect family and medical histories and gather blood, tissue, and hair samples from participants who belong to families with an increased risk for melanoma. Participants receive patient education, skin cancer screening, and individualized cancer screening recommendations.

In addition, we also offer the Melanoma Research Registry (MRR) to anyone who wishes to learn more about melanoma. MRR is an educational resource to its participants and a resource of potential study participants for local researchers. Participation in the registry involves filling out questionnaires concerning family history and personal health information. Participation in the MRR does not require active participation in a research study. However, MRR participants receive educational information and notices of future research opportunities for which they are eligible.

If you are interested in obtaining more information about these or other research opportunities concerning melanoma, please contact

The Tom C. Mathews Jr. Familial Melanoma Research Clinic
Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City UT 84112 801-581-5895
1-866-378-4840 toll free