Melanoma Research Alliance and Inspire Launch Online Community Focused on Research and Clinical Trials

Source: Business Wire, November 2017

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Melanoma Research Alliance (“MRA”), the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research, in partnership with Inspire, the leading US health care social network, today announced the launch of Melanoma > Exchange, an online support community for anyone touched by melanoma to find support, ask questions and build community. Members can join Melanoma > Exchange at http://melanoma.inspire.com.

Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. Over 87,000 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma in 2017, and incidence of the disease continues to rise. Thanks in part to research funded by MRA, treatment outlook for the disease has improved in recent years, yet further advances are needed to fully eliminate suffering and death related to melanoma.

The Melanoma > Exchange is a free and open online community of engaged patients and caregivers with firsthand understanding of melanoma, the status of clinical trials and contact with experts from the MRA staff. Together, MRA and Inspire are cultivating a unique environment where patients can get insight into key milestones such as being diagnosed, choosing a treatment or finding the right clinical trial and coping with disease and treatment side effects.

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