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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.

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…

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…

Understanding the UV Index

Jun 01 2015

When it comes to sun exposure, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When it comes to sun exposure,…

How Deeply Does the Sun Damage Your Skin

May 07 2015

The sun produces three kinds of ultraviolet radiation: UVA, UVB and UVC. The types of UV rays are categorized by their different…

University of Louisville – Shame on YOU!

Mar 23 2015

University and Tanning Salons In 2008, Sun Tan City, a chain of tanning salons based out of Elizabethtown, Ky., gave $3 million…

Link Between Breast Cancer and Melanoma

Feb 04 2015

If you’ve had breast cancer or melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer), be aware that having either one raises the odds…

Key Genetic Factor Controls Mole Development Into Melanoma

Jan 25 2015

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the Wistar Institute recently discovered a key genetic factor that maintains skin moles in a…

New Immunotherapy Drugs: How They Work

Oct 01 2014

Turning a patient’s own immune system against their cancer has long been considered the Holy Grail of cancer therapy. For hundreds of years scientists,…

Good News for President Carter

Jan 02 2016

Good news for Jimmy Carter, but long road for other melanoma patients: New therapies have revolutionized melanoma treatment, but we still have…