The Most-Shared Melanoma Stories of 2013


A melanoma tumor as seen with photoacoustic microscopy, Lihong Wang, Washington University in St. Louis

There was plenty of exciting melanoma news in 2013, from scientific breakthroughs to new treatments to effective melanoma awareness initiatives.  In case you missed some of the buzz, here’s a list of the stories that were shared and liked the most by MRA’s Facebook followers during the year.

Image of the Day: Colorful cancer   (More on this research)

Getting to Root of Redheads’ Higher Melanoma Risk

Giada De Laurentiis Pays Tribute to Late Brother with New PSA

Skin Cancer on the Rise in Young Women

Hugh Jackman’s Skin Cancer Scare: 14 other celebrities who have battled the disease

Skin Cancer Images Help People Check Skin More Often and Effectively

Fargo Woman Describes Life-Changing Experience with Melanoma

Blood Test Could Detect Serious Skin Cancer Spread

What is the Best Way to Prevent and Detect Melanoma?

Texas Just Says No to Indoor Tanning for Teens


Melanoma News Round-Up, August 23


Why are redheads more susceptible to melanoma?  Will an adhesive tape become an easier way to test for melanoma?  What has MRA been up to lately? Catch up on the week’s melanoma news with the stories below:

Why Redheads Burn: Gene Receptor Linked to Red Hair and Melanoma via ScienceWorldReport

Adhesive tape replaces a skin biopsy in new, noninvasive test for melanoma via MedCity News

MRA’s August Newsletter via MRA

Men ‘more vulnerable’ to skin cancer via BBC News

Alarming find: 29% of high school girls use tanning beds via USA Today

Teen Girls’ Yen For Indoor Tans Sparks Battle Over Risks via NPR

The Truth About Base Tans via Women’s Health