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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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.

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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...

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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:

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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...

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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=] If you're interested in reading more about the German cohort study...

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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 Lambrolizumab demonstrates significant...

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Win a trip to Nashville in MRA's Donation Contest

13 August 2013 In News

Some of the MRA team meeting the Idols before their show in VA. This could be you![/caption]

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