Expanded Access Programs: A Time of Amazement in Melanoma

By Louise M. Perkins, Ph.D., MRA Chief Science Officer | 28 August 2014 In Science, Treatment

For those of you keeping a close eye on the field of melanoma treatments, you know that we find ourselves living in a simply amazing period of opportunity and innovation—even though there is still a long way to go.

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Immunotherapy & Awareness: Fighting Melanoma on Two Fronts

23 August 2014 In Melanoma Stories

MRA is saddened by the news that Mark Carter lost his battle with melanoma this week.  We send our condolences to his family and friends.   He had hoped that sharing his story would educate and raise awareness of this deadly disease.

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Melanoma Awareness From a High Schooler’s Perspective: Where We Are and Where We Need To Be

19 July 2014 In Melanoma Stories

Not many teenagers know that melanoma is the number one new cancer diagnosed in young adults ages 25-29. It is also difficult to believe that as with many mistakes made at a young age, neglecting sun safety during childhood and adolescence can harm you later in life.

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Ready. Set. May!

3 May 2014 In News

Melanoma Awareness Month is here and we've got tons in store this month.  Check out MRA's new video "Progress for Patients" below.   If you like it, share it!  And don't forget to celebrate Melanoma Monday on May 5th by engaging with MRA on social media! [youtube url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5my5tR5SzxU]USA Today offers...

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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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