Of Mice and Melanoma: Understanding the impact of Genes

Of Mice and Melanoma: Understanding the impact of Genes

Scientists have discovered a lead that could explain how melanoma is triggered by UV rays. A gene in the skin called Hgma2 goes through gene expression when it is exposed to UV rays. Gene expression is when a gene uses information to synthesis a gene product, usually...
Jupiter High School students, called RAY Band, is proud to announce that they have donated Sunscreen Application Machine’s (SAM).

Jupiter High School students, called RAY Band, is proud to announce that they have donated Sunscreen Application Machine’s (SAM).

Jupiter, Fla. (November 20, 2017) – A team of Jupiter High School students, called RAY Band, is proud to announce that they have donated Sunscreen Application Machine’s (SAM). Ray Band, in partnership with the Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma Foundation, was one of...
Detectable and Preventable: Bill Cowher advocates on Kaye’s behalf.

Detectable and Preventable: Bill Cowher advocates on Kaye’s behalf.

Bill Cowher knows more about melanoma than he ever anticipated. After the tragic loss of his wife to the deadly cancer, he quickly began advocating for awareness and prevention. He knew the basics like most individuals, such as too much sun is the reason the cancer...
A local Students Against Melanoma (SAM) club is making a difference in Palm Beach County

A local Students Against Melanoma (SAM) club is making a difference in Palm Beach County

Jordan Borenstein and Seth Rodgers are on a mission to promote sun safety and prevent skin cancer caused by the sun. The SAM club is part of the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation‘s effort to educate the public about the dangers of exposure to the sun and how to...
Cancer Coverage for Firefighters in the Empire State

Cancer Coverage for Firefighters in the Empire State

 There are approximately 96,000 volunteer firefighters in New York and now they have cancer coverage. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a law on Sunday establishing health benefits to volunteer firefighters who develop certain cancers. This law will provide...
RDK Melanoma Foundation hosted its annual SAMposium on Saturday October 21

RDK Melanoma Foundation hosted its annual SAMposium on Saturday October 21

RDK Melanoma Foundation hosted its annual SAMposium on Saturday October 21 for members of SAM (Students Against Melanoma) Clubs in Palm Beach County. It was a fun and educational afternoon in which the students heard from Melanoma survivors Dan Sheehan and Dave Aizer,...

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