From the Wires
Patient Resource™ & Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation Release Melanoma Guide
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 2, 2013 08:10 AM
National Distribution of 100,000 1st Edition Copies to Patients & Caregivers
WESTMINSTER, Md. and OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation (JMNMF) and Patient Resource LLC, announce the 1st edition release of their new, Patient Resource™ Cancer Guide: Melanoma, available as a free 24-pg. comprehensive guide for newly diagnosed and advanced melanoma patients, and their caregivers. The Guide's distribution is underway across the U.S. through physicians, medical centers, oncology nurses, social workers, patient groups and by the two advocacy organizations directly.
More than a million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year and melanoma, the most serious and lethal form of skin cancer, accounts for ~75% of all skin cancer deaths. An estimated 76,250 new cases were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2012 and, similarly striking 1 in 50 men and women will be diagnosed with melanoma during their lifetime. Melanoma skin cancer is the #1 most common cancer for young adults, ages 25-29.
This patient-friendly melanoma resource is organized in straightforward, important areas, including:
The JMNMF and Patient Resource, LLC also proudly recognize the Guide's Medical Reviewers, who unselfishly provided active input, topical content and editorial review; and, through their extensive expertise and professionalism contributed significantly to the publication, as follows:
Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS
Rhoda M. Alani, MD
John Kirkwood, MD
John Thompson, MD, FRACS, FACS
Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD
The Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation and Patient Resource LLC, also thank our corporate grantors for their unrestricted educational grants:
To order individual or multiple complimentary copies of the Patient Resource™ Cancer Guide: Melanoma, contact JMNMF directly at (410) 857-4890; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or, visit Patient Resource LLC's online order site.
SOURCE Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation
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