Category: Allies & Partnerships

Tackling Treatment-Resistant Disease

22 May 2023 In Allies & Partnerships, Events, Science, Treatment

The melanoma field has made incredible progress over the past decade in its ability to treat patients with advanced melanoma. This includes patients with tumors that cannot be entirely removed by surgery and patients whose tumors have spread to other parts of the body, referred to as metastatic melanoma.

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SPOTMYUV® Takes the Guesswork Out of Sunscreen

By Cody Barnett, MPH, MRA Senior Director of Communications & Patient Engagement | 16 May 2023 In Allies & Partnerships, Prevention

Your skin is your body's largest organ, protecting you from external bacteria and chemicals while also helping regulate your body temperature. Simply put, your skin is your body's first line of defense.

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Miss Atlanta’s Teen: A Voice for Melanoma Awareness and Prevention

By Laurel Farr, MRA Development Associate | 10 May 2023 In Allies & Partnerships, Prevention

Mara Eva Cline is not your average high school senior. That’s because, in addition to going to class and hanging out with friends, Mara Eva is also the proud pageant titleholder of Miss Atlanta’s Teen. Over the past three years – as she competed at various pageants – she has...

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Make a Difference this Melanoma Awareness Month

By Renee Orcione, MRA Digital Engagement & Communications Manager | 24 April 2023 In Allies & Partnerships, Events, Prevention

Melanoma Awareness Month, held each May, is an opportunity to join forces with other melanoma advocates to raise awareness of melanoma, the importance of early detection, and the many ways to practice sun safety. MRA has an exciting month of activities planned - and we hope you can join us! Read more to learn about all the ways you can get involved and make a difference this Melanoma Awareness Month.

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Hot Rod Charlie and How Partnerships Move the Field Forward

23 March 2023 In Allies & Partnerships

“This is bigger than us,” says Patrick O’Neill. “This is a movement, and we want young people to get involved in melanoma prevention and early detection.”

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Recordings from MRA's 2023 Patient Forum

16 March 2023 In Allies & Partnerships, Events, Melanoma Stories, News, Policy, Prevention, Science, Treatment

MRA’s 2023 Patient Forum brought together melanoma patients, survivors, advocates, and their loved ones to provide lay-friendly, state-of-the-science education and promote collaboration.

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Leading the Charge: MRA 2022 Annual Report

1 February 2023 In Allies & Partnerships, Melanoma Stories, News, Policy, Prevention, Science, Treatment

Since our inception in 2007, the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) has been laser-focused on advancing cutting-edge research needed to achieve our mission. With our singular vision, MRA stands as the largest private nonprofit funder of melanoma research in the world.

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Registration Now Open: MRA's 2023 Patient Forum

19 January 2023 In Allies & Partnerships, Events, News, Prevention, Science, Treatment

Registration for MRA's Melanoma Exchange Patient Forum, held in-person in Washington DC and virtually on Wednesday, March 8, is now open. Register now to hear from leading experts in the melanoma field and have the opportunity to ask questions, discuss, and network with other people who are going through their own melanoma journey.

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More Time, More Research, More Hope: Double your Impact!

29 November 2022 In Allies & Partnerships, Events, News

To share their gratitude for all those who are making a difference in melanoma research, our founders — Debra & Leon Black — are matching all gifts* to MRA up to $1 MILLION this holiday season. Donate Today!

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Improving AI Performance for People of Color: Diagnosing Melanoma & Other Skin Cancers

By Marc Hurlbert, PhD, MRA Chief Executive Officer | 12 August 2022 In Allies & Partnerships, Prevention, Science

The problem with the current state-of-the-art AI and image-based algorithms is that they have been developed using images of moles from light skinned (white) individuals. As a result, existing AI tools are not sensitive enough in people with darker skin. Dr. Albert Chiou, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at Stanford University, the junior faculty member on the L’Oréal Dermatological Beauty Brands-MRA Team Science Award, and his colleagues are working to fix these shortcomings.

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