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There's been a lot about immunotherapies and melanoma in the news lately. We worked with our friends at the Milken Institute to create this video that explains the basics behind this treatment approach.  Hear why both patients and doctors are excited about immunotherapies!

Melanoma Research Alliance Presents: The Promise of Immunotherapy
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Our first new video in a while: Progress for Patients.  What do you think?!

The Melanoma Research Alliance: Progress for Patients
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Join the MRA-L'Oreal Thunderclap to help spread the message of melanoma prevention around the world during Melanoma Awareness month!

http://youtu.be/I1qAZvRjbCU
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Lawmakers have introduced a bill that may finally give US consumers access to sunscreen ingredients that have been available in the rest of the world for decades!
Though many people may not have realized it until reading today’s front page Washington Post article, sunscreen products sold in the US are not reflective of the latest innovations and science in u...
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After his friend died of melanoma, an Australian man started growing a beard in his memory.  Three years later, he's trying to auction it off for $1 million to support cancer research!


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2574489/Talk-hair-brained-scheme-Why-one-Australian-man-wants-sell-luscious-beard-1-000-000.html
Scott Maggs, from Sydney, Australia, started growing his 'epic' beard after one of his best mates Wes Bonny died when a melanoma in his neck spread to his brain at the age of just 26.
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Why have men's melanoma rates skyrocketed since Viagra was introduced? Harvard Medical School publications show Viagra may increase men's melanoma risks by more than 84%
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Help us celebrate Melanoma Awareness Month through awareness, prevention, and of course, research!
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Researchers have uncovered a genetic mutation that may be responsible for raising the risk of melanoma:

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-26790332
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Last night's ABC News ran a story on the promising melanoma therapies under development for late-stage patients.
Actor James Rebhorn died this past weekend of skin cancer, now new drugs may offer hope to some.
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Stay sun safe this spring break!
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Today's Washington Post article on cancer immunotherapies features 3(!) MRA-funded investigators, as well as a melanoma clinical trial patient.
A drug that gets the immune system to fight back “was like vanishing cream” on an inoperable tumor.
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MRA is a public charity formed in 2007 under the auspices of the Milken Institute, with the generous founding support of Debra and Leon Black.  Due to the ongoing support of our founders, 100% of every dollar we raise funds critical melanoma research. MRA is poised to build on recent momentum in the field, accelerating the pace of scientific discovery and translation in order to eliminate suffering and death due to melanomaMRA’s ability to fund wide-ranging research in melanoma is amplified by unique multi-faceted collaborations and partnerships with individuals, private foundations and corporations.