Creating a New Generation of Melanoma Models
We all can remember the eruption that happened when our 1st grade science teacher combined vinegar and baking soda together to represent a volcano. In some ways, this is just like experiments that take place every day in the search for better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for melanoma. In both instances, the researcher uses models to represent systems and phenomena that would otherwise be difficult or unethical to touch, see, or manipulate. Models are powerful things and we use them every day to make things easier to understand. In science, modeling is an essential component of our scientific process.
Researcher Q&A: Dr. Niroshana Anandasabapathy
30 September 2015 In Science
In our latest research feature, we spoke with Niroshana Anandasabapathy of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, who is the recipient of an MRA Young Investigator Award. Funded in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Anandasabapathy’s research is titled “Expanding immune-surveillance and immunotherapy of melanoma.” Here she explains more about her research.
The Latest on Skin Cancer Screenings
22 September 2015 In Science
To routinely screen for skin cancer or not to screen? That hot-button question still doesn’t have a solid answer. In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found insufficient evidence to recommend annual skin cancer screenings for all adults.
Two MRA-Sponsored Investigators Published Papers in the New England Journal of Medicine
12 June 2013 In News
Two MRA-sponsored investigators recently reported on the clinical testing of immune checkpoint inhibitors targeting a pathway known as PD-1 in the New England Journal of Medicine. This therapeutic approach, whose clinical utility was established by the FDA approval of ipilimumab in 2011, has produced promising data in patients with advanced melanoma.