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Andrew Forrest draws on family experience in push to eliminate cancer

Both sides of their family have been afflicted, dating all the way back to Mr Forrest’s great-great-uncle John – the first premier of Western Australia – who was killed by melanoma 99 years ago.

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Leveraged Finance Industry Raises $1.75 Million at Sixth Annual Melanoma Benefit

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Over 1,000 professionals from the leveraged finance community gathered yesterday for the sixth annual Leveraged Finance Fights Melanoma (LFFM) benefit and cocktail party raising a record $1.75 million in funds for the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the largest private funder of melanoma research.

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Independence Blue Cross to help “strike out” melanoma

Independence Blue Cross Executive Vice President and President of Facilitated Health Network Anthony V. Coletta, M.D., MBA, joined Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, baseball Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt, the Philadelphia Phillies, and representatives from the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation to announce a new partnership to strike out melanoma in Philadelphia, making Philadelphia […]

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Sean Parker’s cancer institute may have found a blood test to see if patients will respond to treatment

Scientists in collaboration with tech billionaire Sean Parker’s Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy may have found a way to predict whether melanoma patients will respond to treatments that target the PD-1 (programmed cell death protein) pathway in tumors through a simple blood test, according to a paper in the scientific journal Nature.

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