Melanoma News Round-Up, March 28

Take a look at this week’s melanoma news, which features new hope for patients through incredible research advances and compelling progress toward reducing the risk of melanoma through new sunscreens and stronger regulations on indoor tanning. 


FDA review of new sunscreen ingredients has languished for years, frustrating advocates via Washington Post

Sunscreen delay: Stronger products need OK from FDA via FIOS1 News

New Hope for Melanoma Patients via ABC News

Drug Firms Focus on Advanced Melanoma via Wall Street Journal

Boy With Melanoma Raises Thousands Making Bracelets To Battle Cancer via CBS News

Clinicians emphasize risk of skin cancer in patients with skin of color via Dermatology Times

The Burning Truth campaign via the CDC

Melanoma survivor talks about bill that would ban teens from using tanning beds via WPXI

Inslee signs bill banning tanning beds for youth via King 5


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

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