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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Melanoma News Round-Up, November 22

22 November 2013 In News

There's been lots of exciting melanoma research in the news recently, especially since this week marked the 10th Annual Society For Melanoma Research (SMR) Congress meeting. Check out the stories below for all the research updates and stories you'll want to share with your friends and family! New Cancer Treatments...

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MRA Talks Innovative Collaborations at Partnering For Cures Meeting

14 November 2013 In Events

MRA was honored to be chosen to deliver an Innovator Presentation at FasterCures’ 2013 Partnering For Cures meeting, held last week in New York City. The event brings together leaders from all sectors of medical research to foster collaborations critical to speeding the development of new therapies.  MRA staff and leadership...

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Melanoma News Round-Up, November 8

8 November 2013 In News

Enjoy your weekend and remember to be sun smart!  Here's the latest melanoma news, plus a great skin IQ infographic, to keep you updated on all things melanoma: [caption id="attachment_648" align="alignleft" width="247"] Infographic via Myriad Genetics[/caption]Blood test could detect serious skin cancer spread via BBC News The Economist honors cancer immunotherapy...

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Video: MRA Board Member and Melanoma Survivor Shares His Story at Forbes Event

30 October 2013 In Events

Earlier this month, MRA Board Member and melanoma survivor Jeff Rowbottom spoke at the Forbes Healthcare Summit.  Jeff discussed how his diagnosis with melanoma brought him to the MRA and inspired the Leveraged Finance community to take action against the disease.

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Melanoma News Round-Up, October 18

19 October 2013 In News

What's been happening in the melanoma space this fall?  Catch up on the news with these timely stories! Breaking Through Cancer's Shield via the New York Times Mayor Launching Crusade Against Tanning Salons via New York Post Liverpool Fashion Week models banned from sunbeds via BBC News Same Gene...

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MRA Out and About

10 October 2013 In Events

 MRA staff has been traveling the globe for the past couple weeks, from London, to Denver to other exotic locales.  Our Chief Scientific Officer attended the annual meeting of the European Cancer Congress (ECC) in Amsterdam, while our communications and policy staff spent the past two days at the BIO...

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Melanoma Research Progress At Stake in Washington Brinksmanship

27 September 2013 In News

When you live and work in Washington, D.C., it’s easy to forget that most people don’t follow bills as they move through the legislative process or have Senate Sub-Committee homepages bookmarked in their browsers.  Most people are moving forward with their daily lives, despite whatever Congressional posturing or scandal is...

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Melanoma News Round-Up, September 15

15 September 2013 In News

An implantable melanoma vaccine begins clinical trials, whales with sunburn, and other melanoma and skin-cancer related news from  the last few weeks. Cancer vaccine begins Phase I clinical trials via Harvard News Sleep Apnea May Predict Skin Cancer Risk: Could Sleepless Nights Be Harmful To Healthy Skin? via Medical Daily Whales...

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One Family's Fight with Pediatric Melanoma

By Angela de Jong | 6 September 2013 In Melanoma Stories

By: Angela de Jong [caption id="attachment_587" align="alignleft" width="203"] Alyssa was diagnosed with melanoma at age nine[/caption] On May 4, 2012, I took my nine-year-old daughter Alyssa to the dermatologist for a second time.  In 2009 they had removed a Spitz nevus from her thigh area.

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