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Ocular Melanoma

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Greetings Jack’s Fund:
I have been running the 5K in October for many years.
While I did not know Jack, the race is important to me for I have had three melanomas and one basal cell carcinoma…and I am not yet 40 years of age.… Read the rest

Melanoma & Breast Cancer

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Melanoma and Breast Cancer:  A New Warning
(Reported by the Skin Cancer Foundation)

If you’ve had breast cancer or melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer), be aware that having either one raises the odds of developing the other, according to a recent study published in the Irish Journal of Medical Science.… Read the rest

Battling cancer w/exercise

Exercise, mental health, nutrition — these are all areas that can affect how someone lives during and after cancer treatment.
Adopting better habits and pursuing a less-stressful lifestyle can help increase the quality of life for cancer patients during and after their treatments.… Read the rest

Focus on College Students


Millions of US college students may have immediate access to indoor tanning salons, either on or nearby campus, and in many cases at no cost, according to a recent JAMA Dermatology study published online October 29.… Read the rest

Targeted therapy: Wistar Institute

Could the “Pac Man” of White Blood Cells Play an Important Role in Melanoma?
March 20, 2015
Posted by Ben Leach

Russel E. Kaufman, M.D.

While a few new drugs have been approved in recent years for melanoma, often times patients who receive them quickly become resistant and the treatment no longer works.… Read the rest

UofL Shame on You!

Universities and Tanning Salons
Author: Jonathan Banta, Special to The Courier-Journal 11:39 p.m. EDT March 23, 2015

In 2008, Sun Tan City, a chain of tanning salons based out of Elizabethtown, Ky., gave $3 million to the University of Louisville for the expansion of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.… Read the rest

Pilots at high risk for melanoma

UV Exposure on Planes: For Pilots, flying may be just as dangerous as FAKE BAKE
Flight attendants and other airplane crew are at risk as well. Danger is low for travelers.
USNews and World Report
By Kimberly Leonard, December 17, 2014
Tanning beds have received much scrutiny in recent years, with state lawmakers banning their use for teens or Obamacare tagging taxes to them.… Read the rest

Prevention: Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing For Melanoma Risk Could Help With Prevention, According to Study
Posted by: Ana de Barros, PhD November 14, 2014 0 98 Views

A recent study published in the JAMA Dermatology journal, entitled “Family Risk Discussions After Feedback on Genetic Risk of Melanoma” found that positive information on the genetic risk of melanoma might help people to discuss this subject with more family members.… Read the rest

TAK-733 Next Gen-Melanoma Drug

Next-Gen Melanoma Drug, TAK-733, Excels in Lab Tests

By Garth Sundem in the Lab – November 11, 2014 ·

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published online this week in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics reports anti-cancer activity in 10 out of 11 patient tumor samples grown in mice and treated with the experimental drug TAK-733, a small molecule inhibitor of MEK1/2.… Read the rest

John Hopkins Medicine

More Arrows in the Arsenal
By David Glenn
Illustration by Traci Daberko | Photos by Justin Tsucalas
Dramatic advances in immunotherapy offer new options for patients with advanced melanoma—and could even make chemotherapy a thing of the past.
As with many other cancers, metastatic melanoma cells have dozens of wicked capacities.… Read the rest