The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal

MAY 2012

The 2012 edition of The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal features medically reviewed, reader-friendly articles such as tanning, the increasing incidence of skin cancer diagnoses among young women, & the prevalence of melanoma among white males over 50.

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2012 Research Grants Awarded by The Skin Cancer Foundation The Joseph A. Stirrup Memorial Award $25,000 "Characterizing human T cell immunity to Merkel cell polyomavirus in Merkel cell carcinoma" Rachael Clark, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA Funding for this award was provided by The Skin Cancer Foundation's "A Night the Stars Shine On" event The Paul Silberberg Memorial Award $25,000 "The role of the desmosome protein, plakophilin 2, in cancer" Lisa M. Godsel, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL Funding for this award was provided by The Skin Cancer Foundation's "A Night the Stars Shine On" event The Dr. Alfred W. Kopf Research Grant Award $25,000 "Characterization of genetic mutations in primary dermal melanoma" Bryan K. Sun, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA Funding for this award was provided by committed Skin Cancer Foundation donors The Skin Cancer Foundation Research Grant Award $25,000 "Cutaneous vaccination to Basal Cell Carcinoma — harnessing Dendritic Cells of the Skin and Skin Draining LN to improve immunity" Niroshana Anandasabapathy, MD, Dermatology Resident, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY Funding for this award was provided by The Skin Cancer Foundation's "A Night the Stars Shine On" event The Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Research Grant Award $15,000 "Incidence of skin cancer risk factors experienced by veterans involved in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/ Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) and subsequent skin health behavioral modifications post-combat" Jennifer Powers, MD, Chief Resident, Dermatology, Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Nashville, TN Funding for this award was made possible by Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf The Todd Nagel Memorial Award $15,000 "A study of the association of BRAF mutations and brain metastases in melanoma" Michelle W. Ma, MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY Funding for this award was made possible by the Todd Nagel Golf Open The Melissa K. Bambino Memorial Award $15,000 "Retinoid related orphan receptor-gama (ROR): a novel therapeutic target for melanoma treatment)" Rahul Purwar, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA Funding for this award was made possible by the Melissa K. Bambino Melanoma Foundation The Skin Cancer Foundation Research Award $10,000 "A pilot study to explore safety, tolerability and potential clearance with topical sirolimus for treatment of actinic keratoses" Jennifer Stein, MD, Assistant Professor, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY Funding for this award was provided by committed Skin Cancer Foundation donors 79

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