The following websites are provided soley as a public service. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Dermatology makes no recommendations or endorsements of the organizations listed.

General Information

American Academy of Dermatology
Provides skin knowledge and education to empower you to make informed decision and to learn how
to keep your skin, hair and nails healthy.  This site has an A-Z definitions list of skin conditions; explains
the roles of board-certified dermatologists; where to find a dermatologist; and shares free downloadable
educational materials.

ClinicalTrials.Gov: A Service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United
States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may
participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction
with advice from health care professionals.


MedlinePlus: Trusted Health Information for You  A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and
National Institutes of Health (NIH).
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends.
Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions,
and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date
health information, anytime, anywhere—for free.

National Cancer Institute: U.S. National Institutes for Health
Information about melanoma treatments; prevention, genetics, & causes; screening and testing;
clinical trials and outcomes; research and related items; and statistics.

Patient Support Groups

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society provides information regarding skin cancer (melanoma) prevention
and early detection; guides for patients and families;  what you need to know about clinical trials;
and sun basics made simple.

Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
TheCutaneous Lymphoma Foundation is an independent, non-profit advocacy organization dedicated
to supporting every person with cutaneous lymphoma by promoting awareness and education,
advancing patient care, and facilitating research.

FIRST Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types
This website provides accurate, easy to understand information about the distinctive types of ichthyosis,
incidence, key findings, and how FIRST can help you to locate a physician that's knowledable about
treating ichthyosis.

Melanoma Research Foundation
Supports medical RESEARCH for finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma;
educates patients and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and act
as an ADVOCATE for the melanoma community to raise the awareness of this disease and the need
for a cure.

National Alopecia Areata Foundation                                                     
The National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) supports research to find a cure or acceptable treatment
for alopecia areata, supports those with the disease, and educates the public about alopecia areata.

National Eczema Foundation                                            
The goals of this website are to provide education about the treatment and management of eczema,
provide support for those who have eczema and their families, help create meaningful opportunities
 for research, and speak out on issues affecting those with eczema.

National Psoriasis Foundation
The National Psoriasis Foundation works to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and to
eliminate their devastating effects through research, advocacy and education.  This website provides tips
 on how to work with your doctor to find the right treatment; connect with a psoriasis support network;
and educational materials.

National Rosacea Society
The National Rosacea Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives
 of people with rosacea by raising awareness, providing public health information and supporting medical research on this widespread but little-known disorder.


National Foundation for Vitiligo & Pigment Disorders
The National Vitiligo Foundation is devoted to increasing public awareness of the disease, advocating
for patients with the disease, and supporting basic science and clinical research on the disease. 
The National Vitiligo Foundation has over 25 years of rich and proud history serving its members.

Skin Cancer Foundation
The Skin Cancer Foundation is the leading skin cancer prevention organization. They provide doctor-approved
information and year-round sun-safety instructions. A section of their website is dedicated to teachers
and students with smart sun safety tips and games.