Melanoma News Round-Up, March 28

28 March 2014 In News

Take a look at this week’s melanoma news, which features new hope for patients through incredible research advances and compelling progress toward reducing the risk of melanoma through new sunscreens and stronger regulations on indoor tanning. 

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Moving from Patient to Victor

21 February 2014 In Melanoma Stories

I am not a religious person, but the best equation I can make to waiting for scan results is sitting in purgatory, waiting for someone to decree if you’ll be going to heaven or hell. It is like that every single time. It’s not a routine medical exam.

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Melanoma News Round-Up, February 7

7 February 2014 In News

Here's your dose of recent melanoma news, featuring exciting research advances, survivor stories, and a bracing look into the dangers of tanning beds.

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Amanda's Story

29 January 2014 In Melanoma Stories

I was 24 when I first noticed a “mark” on my breast. Living a busy life focused mainly on my career, I didn’t even think twice about my health. I felt fine. I didn’t even call it a mole at first because it was just a dot and it had...

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The First FDA Approval of Two Melanoma Therapies in Combination

By Louise M. Perkins, Ph.D., MRA Chief Science Officer | 10 January 2014 In News

You may have heard this from other sources already, but we want to take a minute and explain why we’re so excited at MRA by some recent news. This week, GlaxoSmithKline announced that it had received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a combination treatment for melanoma.

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The Most-Shared Melanoma Stories of 2013

30 December 2013 In News

[caption id="attachment_714" align="alignright" width="350"] A melanoma tumor as seen with photoacoustic microscopy, Lihong Wang, Washington University in St. Louis[/caption] There was plenty of exciting melanoma news in 2013, from scientific breakthroughs to new treatments to effective melanoma awareness initiatives.

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Looking Back on 2013

23 December 2013 In News

From everyone here at the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), we wish you a healthy and happy holiday season and extend our heartfelt gratitude for an amazing year of progress and collaboration. We are so thankful for the tremendous support we received this year from so many people who share our...

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Protecting Melanoma Research Progress in the Midst of Budget Upheaval

By Wendy Selig, MRA President & CEO | 5 December 2013 In Policy

A diagnosis of metastatic melanoma launches individuals and their families into an intense maze of frightening statistics, clinical trials and uncertain prognosis.  Here at the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), we are focused on the mission of accelerating the research to bring better options to these patients.

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Gearing up for Giving Tuesday

2 December 2013 In Events

Did you know that the Oxford Dictionary has named "Selfie" the 2013 Word of the Year?  Well, on Giving Tuesday, we ask everyone who supports us take #unselfies!  An "unselfie" is a picture of someone doing good, or a picture that explains why you give.

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