MELANOMA RESOURCES:

Reliable and trusted sites with CURRENT information, therapies and resources.

The Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund is devoted to advocacy and educational purposes only and does not replace or substitute professional medical care.  Information provided by Jack’s Fund should not be used for diagnosing or treating a skin problem or disease.  If you have or suspect you have a skin problem, please consult with a dermatologist, or other qualified professional healthcare provider.

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Separate page dedicated to the importance of early detection and statistics surrounding the disease.

 


 

SURGEON GENERAL’S CALL TO ACTION:  July 2014

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1) The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer | SurgeonGeneral.gov

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ARTICLE:  Nov 2014, Next Gen-Melanoma Drug TAK-733, University of Colorado Cancer Center.  According to National Cancer Institute statistics, approximately 1 million people in the United States live with melanoma at any given time. 


UPDATE:  July 2014,  MD Anderson Melanoma Clinical Trials

PODCAST: July 2014, Wistar Institute.  Immunotherapies – Strengthening our own defenses to fight cancer


ARTICLE: June 2014 John Hopkins Medicine: More Arrows in the Arsenal Dramatic advances in immunotherapy offer new options for patients with advanced melanoma—and could even make chemotherapy a thing of the past.

VIDEO:  June 2014 ASCO Meeting: What is high-dose interleukin-2 Therapy?

ARTICLE:  June 2014: Global Post Immunotherapy Shows Promise against melanoma


ARTICLE: May 2014: Bloomberg: Immune Therapy’s Cancer Promise Creates Research Rush

ARTICLE: May 2014 – OncLive:  Vemurafenib Combination Effective in Advanced BRAF Mutant Melanoma.


ARTICLE: Apr 2014 – HemOncToday: Sun exposure, family history guide risk assessment for melanoma screening

ARTICLE: Apr 2014 – HemOncToday:  Ipilimumab may become standard of care for adjuvant melanoma therapy

ARTICLE:  Apr, 2014 – NATURE: Cancer treatment: The killer withinThe immune system can be a powerful weapon against cancer — but researchers are still grappling with how to control it.


ARTICLE:  Mar, 2014 – AAD: New Hope for Patients with advanced melanoma


ARTICLE: Mar, 2014 – OncLive:  Nivolumab Delivers Durable Remissions With Low Toxicity in Advanced Melanoma


ARTICLE: Feb 2014 – Med Xpress:  Drug Identified that could block the spread of melanoma.


ARTICLE:  Feb, 2014 – The Oncology Report: Immunotherapy for melanoma progresses with some interesting response patterns


ARTICLE:  Feb, 2014 – Washington Post:  Therapies raise hope for a breakthrough


ARTICLE: Feb, 2014 – National Cancer Institute:  Dana-Farber Researcher find that Marker may predict response to ipilimumab in advanced melanoma.  Read More


ARTICLE:  MD ANDERSON NEWSLETTER Jan, 2014:  Current Medical Trials in Melanoma Oncology – Page 1 / Page 2


ARTICLE:  May, 2013 from http://www.cancer.net/cancer-news-and-meetings/asco-annual-meetings/research-summaries/early-research-suggests-ipilimumab-and-nivolumab-work-better-together-advanced-melanoma. Early Research Suggests That Ipilimumab and Nivolumab Work Better Together for Advanced Melanoma READ MORE


 

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Making a world of difference in cancer care MANAGING THE COST OF CANCER CARE BOOKLET
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OncLive is the official Website for the Oncology Specialty Group, which publishes Oncology & Biotech News, OncologyLive, Oncology Nursing News, and Urologists in Cancer Care.  The mission of OncLive and these publications is to provide oncology professionals with the resources and information they need to provide the best patient care.


 

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Mission Statement: Conquering cancer worldwide by funding breakthrough cancer research and sharing cutting-edgeknowledge.

Vision: A world free from the fear of cancer.

 


 

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Each person and each melanoma are different, and at MD Anderson’s Ben Love/El Paso Corporation Melanoma and Skin Center, we use our unique multidisciplinary approach to tailor melanoma treatment specifically to your unique situation. Our team of internationally recognized experts customizes your care to ensure you receive the most advanced treatments with the least impact on your body.

July 10, 2014 – Updated Clinical Trials in Melanoma Medical Oncology.

January 10, 2014 – CURRENT CLINICAL TRIALS IN MELANOMA MEDICAL ONCOLOGY:  Page 1 / Page 2

 


 

 

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Information about melanoma treatment, prevention, causes, screening, clinical trials, research, and other topics from the National Cancer Institute.

 


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 U.S. National Institutes of Health. ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.


 

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FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, is an action tank, determined to remove barriers to medical progress.  We have only one goal: to save lives as rapidly as possible. We work to improve the medical research system – so that we can speed up the time it takes to get important new medicines from discovery to patients

 


 

Center Watch

Helping People Connect with Clinical Trials CenterWatch is the leading trusted source for global clinical trial information.

 


 

 

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 UpToDate® is the premier evidence-based clinical decision support resource, trusted worldwide by healthcare practitioners to help them make the right decisions at the point of care. It is proven to change the way clinicians practice medicine, and is the only resource of its kind associated with improved outcomes.

 


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Better medicine begins with knowledge.  Established in 1892 as the nation’s first independent medical research institution, The Wistar Institute is an international leader in biomedical research with special expertise in cancer research and vaccine development. At the scientific forefront and with a record of success, Wistar strives to embody its slogan: Today’s Discoveries—Tomorrow’s Cures.

 


 

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Front Line Medical News 

 


 

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 Cancer News

 


 

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CHOMS: Reducing the Impact of Cancer and Blood Disorders in the Chicago Community

 


 

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NEJM is the most widely read, cited, and influential general medical periodical in the world. As it evolves to meet the changing needs of its readers in the 21st century, it is committed to maintaining that reputation and integrity, while using innovative formats and technologies for new features and faster delivery and access.

 


 

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JOURNAL OF AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY

 

 


 

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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY


 

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**Disclaimer: The Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund is devoted to advocacy and educational purposes only and does not replace or substitute professional medical care. Information provided by Jack’s Fund should not be used for diagnosing or treating a skin problem or disease. If you have or suspect you have a skin problem, please consult with a dermatologist, or other qualified professional healthcare provider.