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.
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...
MRA Announces $6.3 Million in Grants to Advance Melanoma Prevention, Detection & Treatment
By Cody Barnett, MPH, MRA Senior Director of Communications & Patient Engagement | 1 May 2023 In News, Prevention, Science, Treatment
In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month and Melanoma Monday, the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), announced its new $6.3 million commitment to fund melanoma research, supporting 24 scientists at leading academic and medical institutions across the US and Europe. MRA-funded research spans the entire spectrum of the disease including melanoma prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and metastatic disease.
JD Durkin: An Early-Stage Melanoma & Redefining His Relationship with the Sun
By Renee Orcione, MRA Digital Engagement & Communications Manager | 26 April 2023 In Melanoma Stories, Prevention
As he entered his 30s, skin exams and biopsies were a regular and frequent occurrence in J.D. Durkin’s life. Growing up with many irregular moles, he started seeing his dermatologist regularly at just 10-years old. Unfortunately for J.D., this meant many excisional biopsies.
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.
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.
Sun Safety for the Melanoma Community
21 February 2023 In Events, Prevention
During a panel conversation at MRA's 2022 Patient Forum, Tracy Callahan, a five-time survivor of melanoma, was joined by Drs. Susan Swetter, Maria Wei, and Rachel Vogel to discus how people affected by melanoma can keep themselves and their loved ones safe from new melanomas while living life to the fullest.
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.
Nearly 100,000 Americans Estimated to be Diagnosed with Melanoma in 2023
By Joan Levy, PhD - MRA Chief Science Officer | 19 January 2023 In News, Prevention, Science, Treatment
Each January, the American Cancer Society (ACS) releases updated estimates about trends in new cancer cases and deaths in its annual report, Cancer Facts and Figures. This report highlights the estimated incidence (number of new cases), prevalence (number of people alive today with a history of cancer), and survival statistics for cancer in the United States.
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.