melanoma

Newly Approved Therapies for Stage III Melanoma Patients

We are in a fortunate time for melanoma patients.  Never have we had effective adjuvant therapy with tolerable toxicity, and perhaps we can reach the milestone of a sharp reduction […]

Changing the Melanoma Message

Changing The Melanoma Message After 15 years of dedication to our mission we are still vibrant.  It is you, our supporters, who have kept us thriving.  I was a melanoma […]

Melanoma: Current Concerns in Treatment & Research

The Doctor Is In: Dr. Richard Joseph, MD Dr. Richard Joseph, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine/oncology at Mayo Clinic. His Hematology/Oncology fellowship was completed at MD Anderson Cancer […]

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Melanoma Patients: How Much Vitamin D Do You Need?

When I was a child growing up in sunny Arizona, I had knee pain.  The doctor said I had rickets and needed a daily dose of cod liver oil.  So […]

Courage With Grace

Maybe this is an old topic, courage in the face of a diagnosis, but it is an important one to be discussed and given thought.  Take John McCain for example […]

TIL Therapy for Melanoma: Magic Bullet? Or?

TIL Therapy also known as the ACT or adoptive cell transfer, is a therapy of great interest to many patients. There are some small trials currently ongoing at the National […]

The Cost of Melanoma: Early Detection Could Save Millions of Lives

One person dies each hour from melanoma.  Incidence is rising steadily on a global scale. It is clear from the literature that melanoma leads to significant years of potential life […]

Talking to Your Children About Melanoma

Over the many years that I have served as a psycho-oncology counselor, the majority of questions I was asked had to do with the painful task of talking to children […]

July 08, 2013 | | 0 Comments