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Outrage as sunbed firms threaten to sue skin cancer charity for linking the disease to their devices

Source: OncLive, May 2019 Douglas B. Johnson, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, clinical director, Melanoma Research Program, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, discusses the promise of combination therapy in patients with melanoma. This biggest advancement in this treatment paradigm over the last several years has been the advent of combination therapies, Johnson says. […]

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ONS Chapter Addresses Prevention, Early Detection of Melanoma Through “Hairstylist Melanoma Challenge”

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor, May 2019 ANAHEIM, CA — Learning of a published research report prompted nurses at a Florida cancer center to take on “The Hairstylist Melanoma Challenge,” a joint project with Eyes on Cancer, whose motto is Trained eyes save lives, to educate hairstylists to recognize suspicious lesions on their clients and suggest a […]

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Top-ranked Canadian trampolinist speaks openly, hopefully about having cancer at age 22

Source: Vancouver Sun, May 2019 Cancer in young adults is relatively rare, and so came as a shock to multiple-medal-winning gymnast Tamara O’Brien. Weeks after winning a silver medal in double-mini trampoline at the 2017 World Games, Tamara O’Brien felt a strange lump under her chin while watching TV in her mother’s Coquitlam duplex. She […]

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Tauranga melanoma campaigner Leisa Renwick takes up Australasian ambassador role

Source: NZHerald, May 2019 On Mother’s Day in 2015, Leisa Renwick was diagnosed with stage-four melanoma. Now, the Tauranga mother of three is in remission and is a fierce cancer campaigner who has been unveiled as an ambassador for an Australasia cancer advocacy group. When Renwick was diagnosed, she was told there was nothing doctors […]

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