NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins Explains Why Redheads are at Risk for Melanoma
4 September 2013 In News
A new blog entry by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins offers a great explanation of recent research findings that are starting to unravel the mystery of why redheads are more susceptible to melanoma. According to Dr. Collins, the research was supported by NIH funding.
Kids Have No Place in Tanning Beds
29 August 2013 In News
It has been said that tanning beds are shaped like coffins for a reason. The ultraviolet (UV) light emitted by tanning beds is a known carcinogenic—the World Health Organization (WHO) recently named both UVA and UVB rays as such, along with cancer-causing agents like cigarettes and asbestos. But, despite the...
New Melanoma Stories
27 August 2013 In Melanoma Stories
We are very privileged that melanoma survivors and their families continue to share their journeys with MRA's community of supporters and friends. We've recently added two new stories to the Survivor Stories section of our website, and here's a preview:
Melanoma News Round-Up, August 23
23 August 2013 In News
Why are redheads more susceptible to melanoma? Will an adhesive tape become an easier way to test for melanoma? What has MRA been up to lately? Catch up on the week's melanoma news with the stories below: Why Redheads Burn: Gene Receptor Linked to Red Hair and Melanoma via ScienceWorldReport...
Quick Video: What is the Best Way to Prevent and Detect Melanoma?
20 August 2013 In News
We really like the drawing format of this new melanoma awareness and prevention video produced by the Douglas Wright Foundation and narrated by Dr. Michael Evans, who specializes in creating engaging health media. How do you think they've done? [youtube url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3hWv26Bs9E&w=853&h=480] If you're interested in reading more about the German cohort study...
Melanoma News Round-Up August 16, 2013
16 August 2013 In News
It's been a big two weeks for melanoma-related news and stories. Check out the links below to catch up on teen tanning bed bans, melanoma research, and UPF clothing! No bronzing, no smoking via the Chicago Tribune Melanoma refuses to abide the laws of general civilization via KevinMD.com Lambrolizumab demonstrates significant...
Eight defining experiences as an intern at MRA
8 August 2013 In Melanoma Stories
After a whirlwind summer at the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), I looked back at some of the more memorable experiences. While some gave me a better perspective on the medical field and some taught me about how the MRA organization runs, all of them opened my mind to the importance...
Melanoma News Round-Up August 2, 2013
2 August 2013 In News
Here's the week in melanoma-related news: Hospital Staff Hold a Wedding for a Late-Stage Melanoma Patient via The Border Mail Scientists Seek to Rein In Diagnoses of Cancer via the New York Times Tattoos can Hide Melanoma, Experts Say via WebMD Meet the Woman Who Survived Five Melanomas via The Telegraph New Therapy...
A Word About May
1 August 2013 In Allies & Partnerships
We just wanted to take a minute and give some long-overdue thanks to the fabulous corporate allies who helped us run a successful Melanoma Awareness Month back in May! Through online and in-store efforts, the allies helped raise funds for MRA’s scientific research programs and also increased awareness of...
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