Facing Melanoma Together

Portraits of Patients, Loved Ones, & Researchers Together on the Front Lines

This stirring series brings melanoma patients, survivors, and loved ones together with clinicians and scientists to celebrate the power of research. The series, photographed by celebrated film-photographer, Lara Porzak, was shot in five cities throughout the United States.

Porzak, a three-time melanoma survivor, specializes in capturing energy and emotion in stirring photographs while working only in black and white film.

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Amanda Eilian

For Amanda, Research is Personal

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Debra Black

From Health Scare to Transformative Change

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Brandon Barniea

Stage 4 to NED: Every day is a Blessing

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Kai Wucherpfennig, MD, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Christine Eddy

Thriving 10+ Years Later

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Curran Schiefelbein

Even in Loss, Research Means Hope

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Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

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Daisy Helman

Melanoma Isn't Just Another Skin Cancer

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Jedd Wolchok, MD, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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David Henry

Stable Disease & Cautious Optimism

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Debbie Likes

Melanoma Free & Living Scan-to-Scan

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Rizwan Haq, MD, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Derrick Queen

Wiser & Stronger – Life after Metastatic Melanoma

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Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

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Ellen Davis

Working to Take the Luck Out of Melanoma

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Evan Lipson, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Karen O’Connor

Living Well, Despite Stable Disease

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Margaret Oplinger

Putting Her Faith in Research & Her Doctor

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Michael Dougan, MD, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Mark Lashway

Four Years After Treatment, Still NED

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Suzanne Topalian, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Melissa Walling

From Sun Worshiper to Melanoma Advocate

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Mary Elizabeth Williams

Melanoma Clinical Trial Champion

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Omid Hamid, MD

The Angeles Clinic & Research Center

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Minerva Quezada

The Ups and Downs of Mucosal Melanoma 

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Stephanie Dougan, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Kate O'Neil

Honoring Her Sister & Celebrating Science

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Mary Jo Rogers

Research Will Get Us There

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Ryan Sullivan, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital 

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