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Moles Do Not Equal Melanoma

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology shows significant data supporting the idea that most melanoma DOES NOT arise from pre-existing moles. In the study, only about 29% of the patients had melanoma develop from a mole, whereas...

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Real Housewives with Melanoma

Money and fame does not prevent melanoma. Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge publicly announced through Instagram (@tamrajudge) her recent melanoma diagnosis. At first Tamra’s picture looks like just another selfie to show off the figure the 50-year-old...

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Melanoma Drug Market Growth

The need for melanoma treatments in recent years has become a fact that many are starting to take notice of. More research has been done on melanoma in the past few years than ever before, resulting in the need for treatment options. This increase has led drug...

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ESPN Sportscaster gets vocal about staying Safe in the Sun

ESPN Sportscaster Holly Rowe is teaming with the Melanoma Research Foundation to spread awareness for skin cancer. She was diagnosed with a rare form of melanoma called Desmoplastic Melanoma and is still currently fighting it off. Rowe is not being deterred by her...

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Sunscreen in Florida Schools

Florida will finally be joining the list of states that allows students to use sunscreen at school. For years sunscreen has been viewed as an over the counter drug similar to Advil and Aspirin by the FDA. Because of this categorization and the concern that some...

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Parkinsons and Melanoma Relationship

Analysis has confirmed that melanoma and Parkinson’s disease have a two way link. For years it has been noted that melanoma and Parkinson’s seem to have a connection but it has never been explained. It is most often assumed that the link lies in a commonly used drug...

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Introduction of a Virus to assist in fighting Melanoma

Brendan D. Curti, M.D., from the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute of Providence Cancer Center in Portland, Oregon presented findings from his study at the 2017 AACR Annual Meeting that suggests the introduction of a virus to an antibody may be able to assist an...

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New Techniques to Identify Melanoma from University of Missouri

Researchers at the University of Missouri have found a way to more easily and accurately identify non-uniform melanoma cells. The altered microscope they use can find cancerous spots, even those that do not have the strong discoloration we are used to associating with...

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Two Students from Jupiter Community High School Win Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank Ray Band Award

Two Students from Jupiter Community High School Win Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank Ray Band Award to purchase & distribute Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation "RAY™" Sunscreen Dispensers PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL- (May 16, 2017) Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma...

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The SunSmart America™ K-12 Curriculum and Resources help promote sun safety education, prevention and early detection of skin cancer.

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Contact the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation

The Melanoma Foundation is one of the first organizations in the country that has been on the cutting edge of skin cancer preventive education and the only organization in Florida. After extensive review of health education literature, the Foundation selected the successful SunSmart curricula from Australia on which to base its many programs and adapt to local educational standards and environment. The Foundation utilizes SunSmart America™ for grades K-12.

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