Research and Patient Stories

Learn more about our patients and the patient care provided by the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program, as well as the innovative research NCCC scientists are conducting to advance our understanding of melanoma and find new treatments and cures.

Vitiligo skin biopsy site

What is Behind Lasting Immune Response in Some Melanoma Survivors?

Resident memory T cells that enter a patient’s skin and blood during immunotherapy are behind the excellent and long-lasting immune responses to cancer that some survivors develop.

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Alejandra Casco

Our Patients. Their Stories. Alejandra Casco

Alejandra Casco, 36, recalls the moment she was diagnosed with melanoma in 2010.

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