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Melanoma: Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine

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ABC Health & Wellbeing
Why can skin cancers occur in parts of your body not exposed to the sun?
by Cathy Johnson
If sun exposure causes skin cancers, how is it that some skin cancers grow in body parts that never see the light of day?… Read the rest

JMT 2015 Why We Run

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Dedicating his marathon to: Dave Williams

From 2010-2013, I worked for USA Volleyball and even had the opportunity to coach USA beach volleyball in the 2012 Olympics.
While at USAV, I developed a special relationship with my boss and mentor, Dave Williams.… Read the rest

Understanding the UV Index

When it comes to sun exposure, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
People are living longer; which is great, but it also means our skin needs to last longer.
Unfortunately, skin cancer rates are at an all time high, including the most deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma.… Read the rest

Check Yourself!


The difference between a mole and melanoma explained

Friday, January 16, 2015 – WOMEN’S DAY

With the number of skin cancer cases on the rise, awareness, sun safety and early detection remain vital.
Despite growing awareness of sun safety, cases of skin cancer continue to rise with the disease now affecting two in three people under 70 – people aged 50+ particularly at risk.… Read the rest

Surgeon General CALL TO ACTION

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Sun Savvy Traveler

Lucky enough to be heading to warmer climates this winter?
Stay savvy about the sun.


You may be on vacation, but your skin isn’t.
Travelers should be aware that ultraviolet radiation from the sun — even on such a brief jaunt as a several-day beach vacation — plays a significant role in the development of skin cancer.… 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

New Therapies Raise Hope

Washington Post: (February 17, 2014)
New therapies raise hope for a breakthrough in tackling cancer

By Arthur Allen, Published: February 17 E-mail the writer


In the summer of 2012, a year after his wife had died of lung cancer, Michael Harris scraped open an old mole on his back and it would not stop bleeding.… Read the rest

Vemurafenib Comination Effective in Advanced BRAF-Mutant Melanoma

Encouraging Data:
OncLive: Silas Inman
Published Online: Wednesday, May 7, 201
The combination of the BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib (Zelboraf) with the investigational MEK inhibitor cobimetinib (GDC-0973) demonstrated a 13.7-month median progression-free survival (PFS) and an overall response rate (ORR) of 87% in treatment-naïve patients with BRAFV600 mutation-positive metastatic melanoma, according to phase Ib results presented at the 10th European Association of Dermato Oncology Congress in Vilnius, Lithuania.… Read the rest

Immunotherapy for melanoma

Immunotherapy for melanoma progresses with some interesting response patterns
By: SHARON WORCESTER, Oncology Report Digital Network
HOLLYWOOD, FLA. – Tremendous progress has been made in recent years in the area of immunotherapy for the treatment of melanoma, and new agents and combinations continue to emerge, with some interesting response patterns, according to Dr.… Read the rest