Melanoma Research Alliance

The mission of the Melanoma Research Alliance is to end suffering and death due to melanoma by collaborating with all stakeholders to accelerate powerful research, advance cures for all patients, and prevent more melanomas.

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Approvals and Clinical Trials Both Inside and Outside the U.S.

Drs. Sapna Patel, Michael Wong and Rena Szabo talk about clinical trials inside and outside of the U.S. They contend clinical trials exist abroad but that the U.S. FDA takes stringent measures to produce safe and effective treatment.

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Is It Possible to Test Disease Progression in Melanoma?

Dr. Mark Gimbel and Dr. Michael Wong use imaging to analyze velocity of disease progression. Tune in to learn more.

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Gauging Treatment Response: When Should Melanoma Treatment End?

Dr. Michael Wong from the University of Southern California, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center covers the response and duration of treatment.

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A Melanoma Patient Asks: Does Immunotherapy Adapt to Gene Mutation?

Dr. Michael Wong from University of Southern California - Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center discusses immunotherapy and its adaptation to gene mutations.

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Patient-Doctor Communication: Managing Side Effects and Expectations of Melanoma Treatment

Is patient-doctor communication about side effects and expectations important? Dr. Michael Wong emphasizes the communication patients should have with their doctors.

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Communicating With Children After a Melanoma Diagnosis

Is communication with one’s children, family, and even community important when going through cancer? Dr. Rena Szabo emphasizes the importance of communication.

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Team Medicine: Creating a True Partnership With Your Healthcare Team

Dr. Sapna Patel, Dr. Mark Gimbel and Martha Bishop discuss the effectiveness of team communication between doctors and patients.

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T.J. Sharpe: Beating Cancer Mentally and Emotionally

T.J. Sharpe, melanoma survivor and patient advocate, talks about his experience of coping with anxiety and the recurrence of melanoma and how family plays an integral role in support through the process.

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Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer: Changing Melanoma Statistics Through Education

Dr. Sapna Patel talks about educating oneself on sun exposure and melanoma. She discusses statistics, which she hopes will make people aware of the harmful risks of sun exposure and to continue to educate and protect themselves.

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Page last updated on February 19, 2015