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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Lighting up Melanoma (One Cell at a Time)

18 May 2020 In Allies & Partnerships, Prevention, Science, Treatment

Meet Aditi Sahu, a post-doctoral fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and MRA Dermatology Research Fellow. Learn about her work and MRA's Dermatology Fellowship Award Program.

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Putting Healthy Skin First - L’Oréal Active Cosmetics Division & MRA Strengthen Longstanding L’Oréal and MRA Partnership

By Cody Barnett, MPH, MRA Director of Communications & Patient Engagement | 1 May 2020 In Allies & Partnerships, News, Science

Some partnerships just make sense. For example, L’Oréal-owned SkinCeuticals, CeraVe and La Roche-Posay apart of the L’Oreal Active Cosmetics Division and MRA both share a mission and ethos for promoting healthy skin. It is no surprise that the two are longtime partners in the fight against melanoma. In fact, these brands and MRA have just announced an expanded partnership just in time for Melanoma Awareness Month.

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MRA Announces $11 Million for 26 Grant Awards to Advance Melanoma Research

By Cody Barnett, MPH, MRA Director of Communications & Patient Engagement | 30 April 2020 In News, Science

With the world’s attention focused on the response to COVID-19, the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) knows that long after this pandemic has ended, melanoma research will still be urgently needed. To this end, and in recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month, the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research, is proud to announce funding for 26 research awards totaling $10.9 million.

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Bridging the Knowledge Gap Through AI

30 April 2020 In Science

Meet Enrica Quattrocchi, a clinical dermatology fellow at the Mayo Clinic, and MRA Dermatology Research Fellow. Learn about her work and MRA's Dermatology Fellowship Award Program.

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To the Twilight Zone & Back – Ian Schuman’s Story

By Cody Barnett, MPH, MRA Director of Communications & Patient Engagement | 31 March 2020 In Melanoma Stories

For Ian Schuman, the news of his melanoma diagnosis came as a shock. For him, it all started in the spring of 2018 when he noticed a small lump on his left collar bone. As part of preliminary testing before the surgery to remove it, he also had a biopsy.

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Dr. Villanueva Takes Aim at NRAS Mutant Melanoma

By Cody Barnett, MPH, MRA Director of Communications & Patient Engagement | 28 March 2020 In Melanoma Stories, Science, Treatment

When Dr. Villanueva began her work in melanoma, some 15 years ago, it was the perfect scientific challenge. How could a disease be so aggressive – and still be such a mystery?
Then things got personal.

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Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know

24 March 2020 In News, Policy, Science, Treatment

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals. CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and has now been detected in the United States and many other countries.

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