Insider’s Tips for Melanoma Prevention: Make Every Day Don’t Fry Day

27 May 2016 In Prevention

The Friday before Memorial Day weekend in the U.S. is Don’t Fry Day – a day to remember to keep your skin safe as we launch into the summer season here in the northern hemisphere. Why you should care – the case for every day as Don’t Fry DayMost people...

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MRA Partner Feature: Neiman Marcus

By Regina Campbell | 17 May 2016 In Allies & Partnerships

This week, we're featuring a guest post from Regina Campbell, who is Director of Social Media for Neiman Marcus. Read more. For some, skincare can be an afterthought. Of all the items on our to-do lists, applying SPF may not be at the top.

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Whither melanoma and whither cancer research? 

By Louise M. Perkins, Ph.D., MRA Chief Science Officer | 10 May 2016 In Events, Prevention, Science, Treatment

There is no doubt that the last few years have seen incredible progress for melanoma patients with 11 treatments approved since MRA’s founding in 2007: personalized medicine, targeted therapy, immunotherapy. What remains to be done for melanoma and other cancers? How are the successes in melanoma and other research areas...

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Guest Post from the Polka Dot Mama

19 April 2016 In Allies & Partnerships, Events, Melanoma Stories

This week, we’re featuring a guest post from Tracy Callahan, who founded and leads the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation.  My name is Tracy Callahan and I am the Founder and CEO of the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation established in 2015.

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A Daughter Reflects on Her Father’s Battle with Melanoma

By Samantha Stinchcomb | 5 April 2016 In Allies & Partnerships, Melanoma Stories

This week, we feature a guest post by Samantha Stinchcomb, a student at the University of Delaware. When her father succumbed to melanoma, Samantha and her family and friends founded the Wayne Stinchcomb Big Orange Foundation to raise money for melanoma research and to educate her local community about the disease...

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Research Q&A: Dr. Tim Bullock

21 March 2016 In Science

In the latest blog post, we chatted with the University of Virginia’s Tim Bullock, Ph.D., a tumor immunologist in the Pathology Department and MRA-funded investigator. Read on to learn what he has to say about melanoma research and prevention efforts.

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A Daughter's Take: My Mother’s Journey

16 March 2016 In Allies & Partnerships, Melanoma Stories

This week, we're pleased to welcome our youngest guest blogger, Sadie Kargman. Sadie's sharing her family's personal experience with melanoma and has committed to helping support MRA through fundraising. Read more. Hi, my name is Sadie and when I was only in second grade my mom was diagnosed with melanoma.

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8th Annual Scientific Retreat Recap

7 March 2016 In Events, Science

The end of February was a momentous one for the MRA team and all the folks in the melanoma community. We hosted our 8th Annual Scientific Retreat in Washington, DC, and they truly just seem to get better and better. The Retreat serves two main roles for those invited participants.

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Understanding Immunotherapy Part 2: PD-1

By Amrita Bhatt, MRA Intern | 17 February 2016 In Science, Treatment

Now that we’ve provided a brief background on immunotherapy, it’s time to dive more deeply into the subject. In the second installment of this blog series, we’ll be examining PD-1, a protein that plays a crucial role in cancer’s ability to hide from our immune systems. What is PD-1? PD-1...

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Gearing up for our Annual Scientific Retreat

10 February 2016 In Events, Science

The Melanoma Research Alliance’s (MRA) annual Scientific Retreat brings together hundreds of scientists, industry professionals, and patients from around the globe to foster collaboration in the field of melanoma research. This year, MRA will host its eighth retreat from February 24-26 in Washington, DC.

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