Alan Ghitis Association

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Our communication campaigns stress the importance of prevention. Get screened every year and wear sunscreen every day! Melanoma skin cancer is largely preventable, and if caught early, it’s usually curable.



Through research and innovation, we want to get closer to a cure. Our scientific committee helps us pick the projects that will have the biggest impact on skin cancer and melanoma skin cancer.



By allocating specific donations and implementing creative ideas, we want to care for patients and their families, making their lives easier in any way we can.

Would you like to make a real difference in the life of skin cancer patients?
We are dedicated to this very mission and fund high-potential research projects with world-renowned scientists.
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Our story

Our beloved Alan lost his battle to melanoma skin cancer in 2018 at just 40, and that is when we founded the Alan Ghitis Association against melanoma skin cancer. We are his family, his friends, and professionals committed to the fight against melanoma cancer. This loss is the source of our energy to help others in the same fight.

We have a big focus on melanoma, but we will also fund projects to fight against cancer in general. In our first 2 years of existence, we have already been able to raise enough to fund 4 projects, with a special highlight in research. We are advised by our scientific committee to choose which projects to fund, to have the biggest impact.

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Get your skin checked!

Most people tend to think they don’t need to get their skin checked if they have no skin cancer or melanoma skin cancer history in their family. That is really not true, and the recommendation is to get screened once a year, even if you have no skin cancer history in your family.

If you do have skin cancer history in your family, then you should get checked twice a year.

Our Scientific Committee

Prof. Antoni Ribas

Physician-scientist and professor of medicine

Prof. Maria Rescigno

Full Professor of General Pathology

Prof. Olivier Michielin

Full Professor Department of oncology


Ongoing Projects






Do you have a project that could make a real impact?

We are open to any type of project around our 3 mains areas: Prevent, Cure and Care. Being a small and serious organization, we are able to make disruptive decisions and support original projects if we feel they can have an impact on melanoma skin cancer.

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