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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Identifying Melanoma as a Single Cell

2 February 2016 In Science

A recent study published in the journal Science could provide important clues for melanoma diagnosis.  Led by Leonard Zon, M.D., of Boston Children’s Hospital, the study looked at cancer in zebrafish from the very beginning – when it starts as just a single cell.

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A Father Turns His Grief into Fundraising

26 January 2016 In Melanoma Stories

Ross King lost his daughter, Jackie, to melanoma when she was just 22 years old. Since then, Ross has become a passionate supporter of melanoma research to help fulfill a promise he made to Jackie. Ross talked with us about his experience and what motivates him to take up the cause.

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Understanding Immunotherapy Part 1: What is Immunotherapy?

By Amrita Bhatt, MRA Intern | 19 January 2016 In Science, Treatment

If you follow science, you have probably heard about immunotherapy. In just the last year or two, immunotherapy has burst into the mainstream media, with coverage from the New York Times to Time Magazine bringing this emerging field to light beyond the scientific community.

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Cancer’s Week in the Spotlight

15 January 2016 In News, Science

Cancer has been in the news a lot this week. We learned that two pop-culture artists – David Bowie and Alan Rickman – lost their battles with cancer. It’s a stark contrast to the news we heard last month about President Jimmy Carter, who has had a positive treatment response...

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Researcher Q&A: Dr. John D’Orazio

7 January 2016 In Science

In the latest blog post, we chatted with the University of Kentucky’s John D’Orazio, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatric hematologist oncologist, and a 2015 MRA grant awardee. Read on to learn what he has to say about melanoma research and prevention efforts.

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Fast and Furious: Melanoma Research in 2015

By Louise M. Perkins, Ph.D., MRA Chief Science Officer | 28 December 2015 In Science, Treatment

The world of melanoma has changed dramatically in a way one might not have envisioned in 2011. How can you tell?  From the stories of patients and their caregivers. A common story can go like this: Just diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma.

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