Welcome to the Save Your Skin Foundation media flashback- your weekly guide to the melanoma landscape, and the activities of the Save Your Skin Foundation! This week, we’re pleased to announce our involvement with the United Way employee and workplace campaigns, meaning you can now donate to Save Your Skin if your workplace has a United Way Campaign! More information can be found here. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our partnership with Innovicares, Canada’s only free manufacturer and patient benefit plan here, and our most recent blog post “The UV Index and You“.
Here are some links we shared with you this week:
–This article in The Globe and Mail with tips on being a better patient!
–This article in Medscape reporting the possibility of neurotoxicity side effects from immunotherapy treatment of advanced melanoma
–This story in the Daily Globe that highlights the importance of checking your skin to increase your chances of early melanoma diagnosis
–This PSA featuring the cast of The Big Bang Theory, on behalf of the Claire Marie Foundation! Article via the Baltimore Sun.
–This article in Science Daily about a study which saw improved survival when Ilipimumab was combined with local treatments!
–This CBS News story about melanoma rates in young people
–This article in the LA Times suggesting that the current screening system for skin cancer might be inadequate