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Melanoma Research Alliance

Melanoma Research Alliance
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Telephone:
Address:
202-336-8935
1101 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 620
Washington, DC, DC 20005
 

Organization website: www.curemelanoma.org

About Us

The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) was formed in 2007 by Debra and Leon Black under the auspices of the Milken Institute. Thanks to their generous ongoing support, all public donations to MRA go directly to melanoma research. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure by funding the most promising melanoma research worldwide that will accelerate progress and improve outcomes for patients and all who are at risk. MRA is the largest private funder of melanoma research. To date, MRA has awarded more than $38 million to 96 research programs to make transforming advances in the prevention, diagnosis and staging, and treatment of melanoma, including research in biological causes of carcinogenesis, skin screening, biomarkers, imaging, immunotherapy, molecularly targeted therapy, and combination therapy. MRA is pleased to have the generous support of a growing list of corporate allies in the fight against melanoma to amplify our message and garner the resources necessary to advance our mission.

 

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There are three major types of skin cancer - basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma, which is the most serious of...
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While some people are more susceptible to melanoma, everyone is at risk. Individuals who have fair skin, moles or freckles, sunburn easily, or have a...
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Ultraviolet (UV) rays are a part of sunlight that is an invisible form of radiation. UV rays can penetrate and change the structure of skin cells and...
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Most sun protection products work by absorbing, reflecting, or scattering the sun's rays. These products contain chemicals that interact with the...
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Protect yourself daily using a water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen (protects against UVA and UVB rays) with SPF of at least 30.
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Yes. UV radiation can still damage skin in the winter, even though the sun is not as strong. The sun's rays can penetrate clouds, haze, and smoke, so...
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There are three reasons why sunscreens should be reapplied frequently. First, sunscreens can be physically rubbed off, such as when drying yourself...
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Vitamin D has received a lot of attention in recent years, and many physicians are talking with their patients about Vitamin D deficiency. New...
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No, tanning beds are just as damaging as the sun because they emit similar ultraviolet radiation that can cause the same type of sunburn and...
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Many people think that a "base tan" protects their skin from a damaging burn. The truth is that a tan is really a sign of skin damage. Using a...
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Most people associate sunburn with skin damage, but even developing a moderate tan can increase your risk for skin cancer. A tan develops when the...
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When giving yourself a skin examination, you should look for the A-B-C-D-E's of melanoma. Moles or growths that are Asymmetrical, have an irregular...
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The most effective treatment of melanoma in the early stages is surgical resection. Indeed, if every melanoma could be recognized at the earliest...
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Currently there are five therapies approved: (1) interferon alpha for use after high-risk melanoma has been resected (adjuvant therapy); (2)...
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A database of melanoma clinical trials can be found at National Institutes of Health Clinical Trials. You should also consult with your physician...