Skin cancer is by far the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States.
We know a lot about what causes skin cancer, and researchers are making more progress by using what we know to better understand the best ways to prevent and treat it.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) employs a staff of full-time researchers and funds scientists across the US who relentlessly search for answers to help us better understand cancer, including skin cancer. Here are some highlights of their work.
The American Cancer Society funds scientists who conduct research about cancer at medical schools, universities, research institutes, and hospitals throughout the United States. We use a rigorous and independent peer review process to select the most innovative research projects proposals to fund.
Stats on the left are as of January 4, 2023.
The Cancer Prevention and Survivorship team in the American Cancer Society’s Population Science Department:
The American Cancer Society (ACS) publishes Cancer Facts & Figures each year. This report gives detailed analyses of how many people in the US develop and die from cancer. It includes the latest information on risk factors, early detection, treatment, and current research for the most common types of cancer.
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US, with more than 5 million new cases diagnosed each year. Here are some other key facts about skin cancer for 2022:
Find more statistics about melanoma on the Cancer Statistics Center:
Use the analysis tool in the drop-down menu to see any of these statistics in comparison to other types of cancer.