The melanoma research alliance: the power of patient advocacy to accelerate research and novel therapies.

@article{Black2013TheMR,
  title={The melanoma research alliance: the power of patient advocacy to accelerate research and novel therapies.},
  author={Debra Black and Laura M Brockway-Lunardi},
  journal={Cancer immunology research},
  year={2013},
  volume={1 6},
  pages={357-61}
}
Patient advocacy organizations play a major role in accelerating research and are particularly important in a disease like melanoma, for which there is an urgent need for new tools and treatments. Melanoma is a growing public health burden. In the United States alone, the incidence of melanoma has tripled over the past 30 years, and one American dies every… CONTINUE READING