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For Melanoma Researcher Dr. Betina Yanez, It’s All About the Journey

By Cody Barnett, MPH, MRA Director of Communications & Patient Engagement | 27 July 2020 In Science

If you close your eyes and imagine what a melanoma researcher looks like, Dr. Betina Yanez is probably not what you imagine. That’s because Dr. Yanez, a health psychologist by training, isn’t your typical melanoma researcher. Instead of researching new treatment targets or experimental combination therapies, she focuses on patient experience and quality of life.

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Putting Her Faith in Research & Her Doctor

By Cody Barnett, MPH, MRA Director of Communications & Patient Engagement | 23 July 2020 In Melanoma Stories, Treatment

All things considered, things are looking up for Margaret Oplinger. A marble-sized tumor is all that’s left of her Stage 4 melanoma; and her ongoing treatment, every-other week with nivolumab (Opdivo®), will hopefully enable her immune system to attack – and eliminate – this last remnant.

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Basic Research: Understanding what Triggers Melanoma and its Spread to Identify New Treatment Targets

9 July 2020 In Science

Tremendous progress has been made in understanding the basic biology needed to trigger melanoma and fuel its growth and progression. Researchers continue to probe deeper, finding new molecular culprits that could lead to novel and more effective melanoma treatment strategies. Some of these new potential drug targets were revealed at MRA’s 2020 Scientific Retreat.

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Melanoma Research Updates from 2020 AACR and ASCO Conferences

By Marc Hurlbert, PhD, MRA Chief Executive Officer | 29 June 2020 In News, Science, Treatment

MRA Chief Science Officer Marc Hurlbert shares exciting melanoma research highlights from ASCO and AACR - the two largest global cancer research conferences that take place annually.

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Painting a Portrait of the Melanoma Clinical Trial Participant

By Cody Barnett, MPH, MRA Director of Communications & Patient Engagement | 26 June 2020 In Allies & Partnerships

MRA Chief Science Officer Marc Hurlbert, MRA Director of Communications Cody Barnett, and Antidote's Head of Partnerships Lindsey Wahlstrom-Edwards discuss what matters most to melanoma patients when it comes to participating in clinical trials.

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A Personal Journey, A Virtual Platform

23 June 2020 In Melanoma Stories, Prevention, Science

Meet Shirin Bajaj, a third-year resident at NYU’s School of Medicine and MRA Dermatology Research Fellow. Learn about her work and MRA's Dermatology Fellowship Award Program.

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Maintaining Momentum in Melanoma Research

8 June 2020 In Allies & Partnerships, News, Policy, Prevention, Science, Treatment

The last decade has been one of substantial progress and hope for many melanoma patients, researchers, and clinicians. With 12 new therapeutic approaches now approved to treat melanoma, many advanced-stage patients are seeing their tumors shrink or disappear, and are experiencing renewed hope for a brighter future.

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From Dermatology to Treatment: Second Opinions, Clinical Trials & becoming Your Own Best Advocate

By Cody Barnett, MPH, MRA Director of Communications & Patient Engagement | 29 May 2020 In Melanoma Stories, Science, Treatment

Through his journey with melanoma, Patrick has learned the importance of always being his own best advocate, getting second opinions, and considering clinical trials.

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Facing Melanoma Together

By Cody Barnett, MPH, MRA Director of Communications & Patient Engagement | 20 May 2020 In Allies & Partnerships, Melanoma Stories

Measuring the progress of melanoma research through numbers isn’t hard. What’s harder to quantify – or to even put into words – is the individual impact that this research makes in the lives of patients and their loved ones. It's this human impact that Facing Melanoma Together, a series of black and white photographs, helps bring to the forefront.

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From Anger to Hope – One Uveal Melanoma Patient’s Journey

By Cody Barnett, MPH, MRA Director of Communications & Patient Engagement | 20 May 2020 In Melanoma Stories

Unlike many of the stories featured by CureMelanoma.org, Melody Burchett’s journey with melanoma didn’t start at her dermatologist’s office. Instead, Melody's journey with melanoma began with a pair of broken glasses that needed replacing, ASAP.

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