The Melanoma Research Alliance'sMelanoma Exchange provides a critical platform for finding support and asking questions related to melanoma, melanoma treatment and relevant research, including clinical trials. Group members share personal experiences and insight, the latest treatment news, dispel rumors about clinical trials, and more in this supportive setting. Content is curated by patients who have had direct experience in clinical trials and Melanoma Research Alliance staff. http://melanoma.inspire.com
Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer In July of 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. This remarkable document marks the first time the Surgeon General's office has declared openly that UV radiation is harmful and that people need to protect themselves from its effects. It also lays out an action plan to stem the "rising tide of skin cancer" that has seen the incidence of melanoma alone triple over the last 35 years.
Last July, the CDC issued its first Skin Cancer Prevention Report. The report includes a wealth of statistics and useful information, and is the first of what the CDC envisions as annual updates on efforts to prevent skin cancer.