Tag: Wendy Selig

Why We Stand Up to Melanoma

By Wendy Selig, MRA President & CEO | 12 September 2014 In Allies & Partnerships, Events

[caption id="attachment_1298" align="alignright" width="257"] Wendy Selig with her son Ryan[/caption] It might have been easy to get caught up in the glitz and glamour of a star-studded Hollywood event this past week in LA as Stand Up To Cancer held its latest prime-time broadcast in support of cancer research.   After...

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Partners in Prevention: MRA and The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer

30 July 2014 In Allies & Partnerships, News, Policy

Two years ago, the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) met with Dr. Howard Koh, the Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and asked the question that launched a milestone project to elevate melanoma and skin cancer on the agenda for public health: “How can...

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Melanoma News Round-Up, June 14

14 June 2014 In News

Hello everyone!  Summer is in full swing and we have a fantastic video to share with you on the incredible promise of immunotherapy for melanoma treatment. [youtube url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JGn1nJNm98]And here's the latest blast of melanoma news! Tales from ASCO: Q&A with MRA's Chief Science Officer Louise Perkins via Philly.com New drugs...

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Melanoma News Round-Up, March 28

28 March 2014 In News

Take a look at this week’s melanoma news, which features new hope for patients through incredible research advances and compelling progress toward reducing the risk of melanoma through new sunscreens and stronger regulations on indoor tanning. 

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MRA Talks Innovative Collaborations at Partnering For Cures Meeting

14 November 2013 In Events

MRA was honored to be chosen to deliver an Innovator Presentation at FasterCures’ 2013 Partnering For Cures meeting, held last week in New York City. The event brings together leaders from all sectors of medical research to foster collaborations critical to speeding the development of new therapies.  MRA staff and leadership...

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New Melanoma Therapies Approved

31 May 2013 In News

[caption id="attachment_200" align="aligncenter" width="576"] © Ladyminnie | Dreamstime Stock Photos & Stock Free Images[/caption] These are the best types of posts to write:  On Wednesday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two genetically-targeted melanoma therapies as well as a companion diagnostic test that will be used to determine...

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Wendy Selig Explains MRA's Focus on Collaboration

29 May 2013 In Allies & Partnerships

Listen to Wendy explain MRA's singular focus on collaboration and its transformative effect on awareness building and the drug development process! [youtube url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNYHqxtchlQ] This in an excerpt from a longer interview with m/Oppenheim Associates, an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting non-profit leaders.  You can watch the full interview here.

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Welcome!

By Wendy Selig, MRA President & CEO | 18 May 2013 In News

We are delighted to be launching the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) blog – welcome!  We felt the name Melanoma Focus had important significance because MRA is singularly focused on defeating melanoma and moving toward a day when no one suffers or dies from this deadly cancer.  And we know how...

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