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2014-09-04 16:28:00

Statement from Tim Turnham, Executive Director, Melanoma Research Foundation WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the FDA approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab), a new treatment for advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Melanoma patients have been waiting anxiously for this day, given the promising data that early studies have shown. In clinical trials, 24 percent of patients taking pembrolizumab had their tumors shrink. Most of these patients...

2014-08-11 12:22:42

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: BlueRock Energy, Inc. is hosting the 1st Annual "Save the Skin" Golf & Dinner Fundraiser to support the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), the largest independent organization devoted to increasing awareness about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma. WHAT: The "Save the Skin" Golf & Dinner Fundraiser encourages the general public to attend and enjoy a day of golf, dinner and...

2014-07-29 00:21:19

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the epidemic rise in melanoma incidence and the increasingly heavy toll it is taking on young adults, this cancer has remained low on the public health radar screen. The report issued today by "the nation's doctor" changes the national conversation and recognizes that skin cancer is a major health threat that warrants coordinated action. Melanoma is the deadliest of all skin cancers and, on behalf of those fighting this disease,...

2014-07-17 12:30:59

Leading Nonprofits in Melanoma Applaud Allocation of New Funds, Pledge to Advance Breakthrough Melanoma Treatments WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Senate Appropriations Committee approved their fiscal year 2015 Defense Appropriations bill which includes $50 million for the Department of Defense's (DoD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP), doubling the level of funding from fiscal year 2014. This announcement illustrates the Committee's...

2014-05-23 23:10:07

Melanoma Research Foundation presents Humanitarian Award. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, M.D., a physician with Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation and medical director for the Center for Melanoma Research and Treatment at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), will be honored with the sixth annual Humanitarian Award from the Washington, D.C.-based Melanoma Research Foundation on May 28. The Humanitarian Award is presented to those in the local community...

2014-05-01 08:29:22

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The best way to fight one of the deadliest and fastest growing cancers may be to get naked. The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) announced today the launch of #GetNaked, a provocative new awareness campaign designed to prompt people to watch for potentially dangerous changes in moles on the skin. Research has shown that patients, not doctors, are most likely to spot their melanomas, so the MRF is encouraging people to #GetNaked...

2014-04-30 23:25:06

Throughout the month of May, NewMedical Technology, Inc. will donate a portion of all sales from NewGel+ and NewGel+E products to the Melanoma Research Foundation to assist in research, advocacy and help in the fight against melanoma. Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Melanoma is a type of cancer, most often of the skin. It occurs in melanocytes, the cells that color the skin and form moles.     Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer because it can...

2014-01-09 08:28:19

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For years, researchers have believed that the most effective approach to treating melanoma is likely to be in combining two or more drugs together. Yesterday the FDA issued the first-ever approval of a drug combination for the treatment of this cancer. This combination involves a MEK inhibitor, trametinib, and a BRAF inhibitor, dabrafenib, both of which were approved by the FDA as single agents in May 2013. Inhibition of BRAF, an...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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