Barriers to Safety: The Push for Sunscreen Access in Schools
17 August 2018 In Prevention
Why are there laws against having sunscreen in school in over half of U.S. states? All it takes is one sunburn during childhood to doublethe risk of melanoma in adulthood. And yet, as of July 2018, only 16 states have passed laws that allow kids to have sunscreen in school. This is a serious problem with a common-sense solution, so what’s the hold up?
Maintaining the Pace of Melanoma Innovation in the Era of an Evolving Standard of Care
10 August 2018 In Science, Treatment
There is no doubt that treatments for metastatic melanoma have changed dramatically in the decade since MRA’s founding in 2007. How do we keep up the momentum?
Choosing the Right Sunscreen - Your Questions Answered
By Cody Barnett, MPH, MRA Senior Director of Communications & Patient Engagement | 2 August 2018 In Prevention
Bold claims and conflicting advice about what goes into a good sunscreen make it easy to feel overwhelmed when buying sunscreen. At MRA, we believe that the best sunscreen is one that you will wear. Provided that it meets three simple rules:
Wiser & Stronger – Life after Metastatic Melanoma
By Cody Barnett, MPH, MRA Senior Director of Communications & Patient Engagement | 20 July 2018 In Melanoma Stories, Treatment
For Derrick, it all started with headaches. For the first time in his life, this otherwise perfectly healthy father of two, knew something was wrong.
Uveal ‘Clusters’ in Auburn, AL and Huntersville, NC
By Cody Barnett, MPH, MRA Senior Director of Communications & Patient Engagement | 18 July 2018 In Allies & Partnerships, Melanoma Stories, News, Science, Treatment
When we talk about melanoma, it’s easy to forget that cutaneous – the most common variety that forms on the skin – isn’t the only game in town. Uveal represents about 5% of all melanomas diagnosed each year. So, when dozens of people from two towns in North Carolina and Alabama were diagnosed with the rare cancer alarm bells sounded.
Self-Care is Non-Negotiable: “How Early Detection Saved My Life”
15 July 2018 In Melanoma Stories, Prevention
Jackie Labrecque’s life changed with a single phone call when her dermatologist called to tell her that the mole that she tried to ignore for months was melanoma.
Applying AI to Melanoma Detection
5 July 2018 In Prevention, Science
Is AI the future of detecting melanoma early, when it is easiest to cure?
Making the Most Out of Immunotherapy
11 June 2018 In Science, Treatment
Learn what MRA-funded investigators are doing to optimize immunotherapy for patients.
We’ve Teamed Up with the American Cancer Society
By Cody Barnett, MPH, MRA Senior Director of Communications & Patient Engagement | 7 June 2018 In Allies & Partnerships, Science, Treatment
American Cancer Society and Melanoma Research Alliance have united to fund lifesaving research aimed at reducing side effects and improving outcomes for patients treated with immunotherapy.
In Loving Memory of Rusty Cline
4 June 2018 In Melanoma Stories
Late last month we received word that Rusty Cline, an inspiring advocate and part of the MRA family, succumbed to melanoma after his diagnosis in 2006.