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Coconut Oil as Sunscreen and Other Vicious Lies

May 02 2016

In the quest to avoid potentially harmful chemicals in commercial sunscreens; bloggers, parents, and marketers have been rekindling the notion of “natural…

Aging Influences Melanoma Response to Therapies, but Antioxidants Could Provide Answer

May 02 2016

April 2016: The risk of developing cancer increases with age as accumulated damage to the cells and chronic inflammation arise over time. In…

There is NO Such Thing as a Health Tan!

Apr 27 2016

Cosmopolitan (2016): If you’re lucky enough to find yourself on a beach sometime this winter, you might be inclined to “prep” your skin for…

Microneedle Patch Delivers Localized Cancer Immunotherapy to Melanoma

Mar 29 2016

NC STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS:   Biomedical engineering researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have…

The Most Promising Cancer Therapy in Decades Is About to Get Better

Mar 11 2016

Tumors contain the seeds of their own destruction. We just need to work out how to activate them. The rise of immunotherapy…

How Exercise May Lower Cancer Risk

Mar 07 2016

The relationship between exercise and cancer has long both intrigued and puzzled oncologists and exercise physiologists. Exercise is strongly associated with lowered…

Why We Run: Stan Sher’s Journey

Feb 23 2016

Stanley Sher of Washington, D.C. was diagnosed with an aggressive form of melanoma in 2013. After several failed treatments and surgeries, he…

Treatment of Uveal Melanoma

Feb 11 2016

Uveal melanoma involves the eye’s iris, ciliary body, or choroid. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to…

Ocular Melanoma

Jul 26 2015

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…

Melanoma where the sun doesn’t shine

Jun 05 2015

ABC Health & Wellbeing Why can skin cancers occur in parts of your body not exposed to the sun? ~ by Cathy Johnson…

Join Jack’s Team for the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon or TCS-NYC Marathon!

We have bibs into the TCS-New York City Marathon and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Make a difference in the fight against melanoma. We welcome runners of all levels.