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March 2011
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2011 Fundraisers

FLORIDA

St. Petersburg

 

ILLINOIS

Bloomington / Normal
Quincy

 

INDIANA

Seymour

 

OKLAHOMA

Tulsa

 

TEXAS

Amarillo
Dallas / Fort Worth
Galveston
Houston
San Antonio

 

VIRGINIA

Virginia Beach

 

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AIM Trivia Night

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Quincy, IL

 

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Orchestra After Dark

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Woodlands, TX

 

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Ember Restaurant

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Orlando, FL

 

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Plano, TX

 

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Int'l Melanoma Working Group (IMWG) Research Update

The IMWG will meet April 10-12 in Barcelona, Spain. Melanoma experts from the United States, Australia, and eight European countries will attend.

 

These experts will continue to focus on the launch of the IMWG Brain Metastases Tissue Bank and the first IMWG Clinical Trial, and to discuss important innovations in melanoma research.

 

To address a large unmet clinical and research need, the IMWG has drawn on its international network of top-tier researchers and embarked on two protocols using melanoma brain metastases. Collectively, these protocols will help...

 

~ characterize behavior of melanoma brain
   metastases compared with metastases
   in other body regions
~ serve as a model system to test emerging agents
~ provide molecular correlates of clinical activity 

 

The first protocol will collect pre-surgical brain metastases specimens from patients with operable brain metastases and proven BRAF V600E mutation and bank the specimens for further research.

 

The second protocol is a clinical procedure where many of these patients will be treated with the agent GSK2118436 both pre-operatively and post-operatively.

 

To further address resistance mechanisms, IMWG Investigators will continue to review pathways of resistance and the rationale for combination approaches to thwart resistance.

 

BioPharma will continue to provide updates on investigational agents in the pipeline.

 

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Presidential Citation Awarded by American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

 

AIM is fortunate to have strong supporters like Donna Regen on our team!

In February, the AAD awarded a distinguished Presidential Citation to Donna in recognition of her efforts to educate the public about the dangers of tanning.

Donna's daughter Jaime died at 29 years young from melanoma. Thanks to Donna's hard work and diligence to ban indoor tanning for minors, Jaime's story is featured in the AAD's skin cancer public service advertising campaign.

To view the campaign, click here >>

2011 Melanoma Legislation

AIM has requested legislators across the country to introduce indoor tanning bills that restrict minors' access to tanning beds. Most bills seek to ban minors under 18 years of age.

 

To assist legislators, AIM and its supporters are providing statistics, offering public testimony, generating public awareness, and finding medical experts to testify.

Special thanks to Christy Hale, Cassie Maas, Christina Parker, Donna Regen, Henrietta (Hank) Saunders, California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, and Skin of Steel for their support!

In states convening this year but not introducing legislation, AIM is developing Melanoma Awareness Resolutions in hopes of introducing indoor tanning bills in 2012.

 

For more information on how you can help, contact: Samantha Guild
916-706-0599
sguild@AIMatMelanoma.org 

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