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In February of 2001, at the age of 33, Shonda was diagnosed with stage 2 malignant melanoma. A total of 5 surgeries left 25 scars crisscrossing her back, arms, legs and chest. Shonda and her family were living in Arizona at the time and they immediately adopted responsible sun habits into their daily routines. In October 2001 Shondas husband, Curt Schilling, won the World Series co-MVP honor for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The media quickly picked up on her skin cancer diagnosis. This is her story. See more at http://www.shadefoundation.org/
The concept of 'teaching' the immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells is over a century old, but the development of immunotherapeutic strategies for cancer was slow for many decades. However, much has been learned about the immune system in the meantime, and with the recent approval of two new immunotherapeutic anticancer drugs and several drugs in late-stage development, a new era in anticancer immunotherapy is beginning. The video takes an audio-visual journey through the different approaches that are being investigated to harness the immune system to treat cancer. For more, check out the Nature Reviews Drug Discovery poster: http://www.nature.com/nrd/posters/cancerimmuno/index.html
More younger people are visiting tanning beds, causing some cases of melanoma to appear earlier.
http://bit.ly/GARkYd Tim Shiery of Houston, Texas was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in August of 2007. He had spots on his brain, lungs, liver, skin and bone. After a roller coaster ride which included surgery, chemotherapy and TIL Cell therapy, Shiery is now a metastatic melanoma cancer survivor. Listen to this metastatic melanoma cancer survivor's encouraging words of advice.
Mary Jo Rogers patient testimonial was shown at the 2015 Magnolia Ball. Video features Mary Jo Rogers and her story about surviving Stage 4 Melanoma with Dr. Jeffrey Weber as her physician.