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Focus on College Students

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A Tan to Die for:
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

Pilots at high risk for melanoma

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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

Immune Therapy’s Promise

Melanoma Breakthroughs 2014: A new class of medicines that help the body’s own immune cells fight tumors could target a wide set of cancers, opening a $35 billion market for Merck (MRK) & Co., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., AstraZeneca Plc and Roche (ROG) Holding AG.… Read the rest

Melanoma Risk Assessment

Sun exposure, family history guide risk assessment for melanoma screening
April 14, 2014

NEW YORK — Several factors can help better define individuals at high risk for melanoma, according to a presenter at the HemOnc Today Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies meeting.… Read the rest

Immunotherapy shows promise against melanoma

Article published in the Global Post, June 2014, ASCO MEETING

By unleashing the immune system to attack skin cancer, researchers have made important strides against melanoma, according to the results of three clinical trials released Monday.… Read the rest

Exercise reduces cancer risk

New Evidence on How Weight, Diet and Exercise can help reduce cancer risk.
By Suzanne Allard Levingston,Published: February 18,2014 WASHINGTON POST

Cutting your risk of cancer is no longer just about shunning tobacco. Be lean. Eat healthfully. Get active. Common-sense lifestyle strategies for lowering the risk of heart disease and diabetes are now being shown to help prevent many types of cancer.
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Free Skin Screening

Sign up with JacksFund or at HealthTrack.
Thank you to Shannon Morrow, PA-C from Dermatology Associates of LaGrange for again volunteering her time.
A screening should NOT take the place of your annual checkup.

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