Melanoma News Round-Up August 16, 2013


It’s been a big two weeks for melanoma-related news and stories.  Check out the links below to catch up on teen tanning bed bans, melanoma research, and UPF clothing!

No bronzing, no smoking via the Chicago Tribune

Melanoma refuses to abide the laws of general civilization via

Lambrolizumab demonstrates significant antitumor activity in melanoma via OncLive

Specialists tracking how brain reacts to UV light in tanning study via UT Southwestern Medical Center

Soccer Star Landon Donovan Shares His Skin-Saving Tips via Fitness Magazine

What You Need to Know About Sun Protective Clothing via Good Housekeeping

Age-Related Variations Observed in Treatment of Melanoma via the ASCO Post


2 thoughts on “Melanoma News Round-Up August 16, 2013

  1. I love the blog that you shared about the importance of wearing sun protective clothing, explaining Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) and the varying levels of UPF. People often underestimate sun protective clothing as a method of protecting their skin while outdoors. Yes, sun protective clothing only protects what it covers, but so does sunscreen. Wearing sun protective clothing is another option for protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Rather than buying a wardrobe of sun protective clothing, I think it’s great that people can use SunGuard and immediately achieve a UPF of 30. How exactly do you use SunGuard and how effective is it?

    • Hi Jacqueline,

      I’m passing your question on to our scientific team, since I’m not even sure how that product works. I will post an update here after they get me the details!

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