The Marit Peterson Fund


The Marit Peterson Fund for Melanoma Research supports research investigating the inherited genome for melanoma under the direction of Jeffrey E. Lee, M.D., Co-Director, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Research Program at M. D. Anderson.


online donation

by mail:

M.D.Anderson Cancer Center
Marit Peterson Fund for Melanoma Research
PO Box 4470
Houston, Texas 77210-4470




Know the signs.

Skin cancer can develop anywhere on your skin. If you notice a mole different from others, or that changes, enlarges, itches or bleeds (even if it is small), you should see a dermatologist.

The ABCDEs of Melanoma:

A - Asymmetry: One half unlike the other half
B - Border: Irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border
C - Color: Varied from one area to another; shades of tan and brown, black; sometimes white, red or blue
D - Diameter: While melanomas are usually greater than 6mm, when diagnosed they can be smaller
E - Evolving: A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size shape or color


Border’s Uneven
Border's Uneven

Multiple Colors
Multiple Colors

Larger than 6mm
Larger then 6mm

Evolving Size
Evolving Size

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