Welcome to the first Save Your Skin Foundation media flashback- your weekly guide to the melanoma landscape, and the activities of the Save Your Skin Foundation! The Save Your Skin Foundation is riding high on recent successes this week; in May, Save Your Skin Founder Kathy Barnard was awarded a BC Community Achievement Award, and the event is being re-broadcast by Shaw TV! The airing schedule can be found here. In addition, the donations have been counted and our recent #unbeach fundraiser raised $15, 000, which is enough to help fifteen patients with their treatment, transportation, and meal costs! These events, running alongside National Sun Awareness Week (June 2-12), have granted Save Your Skin a great start to the summer!
Here are some articles we shared with you this week:
- This announcement by CNW that Canada’s Health Technology Assessment Agency has approved OPDIVO™ to treat non- small cell lung cancers
- This PharmaTimes announcement that unfortunately, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has rejected use of Roche’s Cotellic/Zelboraf as a treatment for melanoma
- This piece from the New England Journal of Medicine comparing the use of Pembrolizumab versus Ipilimumab in Advanced Melanoma
- This article by the Indianapolis Star, which discusses the positive changes in the melanoma landscape thanks to new treatments
- This article by Medscape about the dawn of ‘precision prevention’ of melanoma
- This coverage by KCCI News down in Des Moines on the rising rates of melanoma in children and teenagers
- This rundown by the Aim at Melanoma Foundation about genetic risk factors for melanoma
- And this Bayshore Broadcasting coverage of the Canadian Cancer Society’s awesome Mudmoiselle fundraiser! If you’re in the Beaver Valley area, there is still time to register!
Thank you for supporting the Save Your Skin Foundation! Don’t forget sun safety while you’re outdoors this week, and we’ll see you on the next media flashback!