100 million Americans suffer from skin cancers, diseases and disorders

Founded in 1987, American Skin Association works to defeat melanoma and other serious forms of skin disease by...

  • Advancing research
  • Raising public awareness
  • Championing good skin health - particularly among children

To learn more about us, click here

Read Online PDF


Click here to view

Building a Bridge to Healthy Skin through Research and Education.

Giving Opportunities

Give to ASA = Invest in the future

  • Invest in scientific research to increase understanding of skin diseases and disorders.
  • Invest in children's health through skin education.
Please donate today »

Scientists & Research

2013 RFPs » Grant applications for both targeted and general skin disease research are now being accepted in five areas – melanoma/skin cancer, psoriasis/inflammatory diseases, vitiligo/pigment cell biology, childhood diseases, and quality of life/health services/outcome studies.

Proposals are reviewed by the Medical Advisory Committee on the basis of scientific merit, relevance, and promise.

Educators & Schools

ASA's free education programs provide teachers and students with critical skills and information to maintain healthy skin.

The Wonders of Skin: Looking Good, Being Healthy offers comprehensive school-based instruction for Grades K-12.

The Skin You're In addresses topics of interest to preteens and young teens — acne, sun safety and atopic dermatitis.


Spring Gala

View Spring Gala Invite

View Pledge Form

Monday, April 21, 2014
The Plaza Hotel
New York, NY