This week we found that we had lost a member of the ACSH family to ocular melanoma, the wife of our past President Hank Campbell. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hank and his family. We thought we would take a moment to review some information about this exceedingly rare disease.
Did you know Bob Marley died of melanoma? Or, that Jimmy Carter was recently "cured" of metastatic melanoma? Many misperceptions abound with respect to skin cancer — specifically melanoma — so we will address them here with Part 1 of a two-part series. To debunk myths about who is at risk, discuss hot topics in the field and learn what treatments loom on the horizon, I enlisted the help of three leading melanoma researchers from The Wistar Institute —our nation’s first independent biomedical research facility where I am a member of the leadership council.