Melanoma - Cancer Center Open House

Visit the labs where the latest treatment research is happening now
Vivian Tieu working at microscope in the lab

Date and time

March 20, 2024

3:30 PM - 6:30 PM PT


Chairmen's Hall

Building 5
10901 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037


Melanoma. Meet the scientists working to better understand melanoma in order to prevent metastasis. Learn how new drugs are created and advanced to the clinic. Ask a melanoma oncologist about current treatment options and get an insider’s view on what’s coming in the future.


The open house

This is a unique opportunity to:

  • Meet and share experiences with other people affected by melanoma.
  • Learn how melanoma skin cancer starts and how cancer cells can become resistant to treatment.
  • Learn about some of the most promising approaches for new treatments.
  • See state-of-the-art drug screening robots.
  • Talk directly with survivors and a clinician. 


Your hosts

This open house is hosted by the Cancer Center’s Community Advisory Board. Its members strive to bridge the gap between biomedical science and the people who need it most: patients and the families and friends who love and support them.

The event takes place on campus in Chairmen's Hall, Building 5, followed by tours and a reception.

Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with cancer scientists, survivors, and research advocates during an informal evening reception featuring healthy nibbles and refreshing drinks. Guided tours will be offered throughout the event, giving attendees a behind-the-scenes look into our scientists’ varied approaches to cancer research.

Ze'ev Ronai, Ph.D.
Director, NCI-Designated Cancer Center
Jeanne and Gary Herberger Leadership Chair in Cancer Research
Professor, Cancer Metabolism and Microenvironment Program

Linda Bradley, Ph.D.
Professor, Cancer Metabolism and Microenvironment Program
NCI-Designated Cancer Center
Faculty Advisor, Postdoctoral Training

Gregory Daniels, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Oncologist
Clinical Professor of Medicine
UC San Diego

Steven Silverstein
Former Board Chair, Melanoma Research Foundation
Melanoma Survivor