Save Your Skin Weekly Flashback [July 30th-August 5th]

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! We’ve shared quite a few things with you this week, including this document overviewing public Federal, Provincial, and Territorial drug benefit programs across Canada, and two other reads we loved: this Huffington Post blog by our friend Natalie Richardson over at The Impatient Patient, and this excellent New York Times article that provides some human context to the general success of immunotherapy treatments. We also posted blogs on why you shouldn’t partake in the DIY sunscreen phenomenon, and an overview of what to look for when you self examine your skin for moles.



Here are some other links we shared with you this week:

This piece in the Chicago Tribune reporting that the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force has declined to recommend regular full-body screening for skin cancers

This 24/7 Wall St article about skin cancer occurrence by state, including a ranked list

This National Cancer Institute guide to moles!

This OncLive piece probing the complex nature of the melanoma genome

This article in the Vancouver Sun about the dire need for dermatologists in B.C.

This piece on Cut Your Cancer Risk debunking the mythical windburn!

This Steele & Drex interview with Meteorologist Claire Martin about her recent, rare melanoma diagnosis

This Immuno-Oncology News piece about the immunotherapy combo of ipilimumab and T-VEC and it’s success with advanced melanoma patients

This BioCanRX piece about Save Your Skin Founder Kathy Barnard’s presence at the 2016 Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy in Halifax

This American Association for Cancer Research piece in Science Daily about a Centre of Integrated Oncology study which suggests combining the immunotherapy treatment ipilimumab with local treatments can increase the survival rate of melanoma patients

This CBS New York story about immunotherapy combinations



Thanks for reading, stay sun safe out there!