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July 17 Marks the Inaugural Glioblastoma Awareness Day in the United States

Today is Glioblastoma Awareness Day, a recognition established for July 17, 2019 by an official resolution that was approved by the United States Senate. The resolution (S.Res. 245) creates a unique opportunity to focus the nation’s attention on glioblastoma (GBM).

Glioblastoma Awareness Day is an opportunity to honor those that have been affected and take action to defeat these devastating tumors.

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May : Brain Tumor Awareness & Melanoma Awareness

BRAIN TUMOR AWARENESS MONTH: Brain tumors are the second most common type of childhood cancer (after leukemia) and the leading cause of cancer deaths among children and adolescents. Today, 3 out of every 10 childhood cancer deaths are caused by brain cancer.

MELANOMA RISK FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS: A recent study noted that childhood cancer survivors who had lived five or more years from their primary malignancy are at an increased risk of developing skin cancer compared with the general population.

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month : Updates from Washington

As Childhood Cancer Awareness Month continues, we bring you a round-up of some of the biggest moments so far. Last week, the childhood cancer community came together in Washington, DC, for a series of powerful, action-oriented events.

Among the highlights:

  • Externally-Led Patient Focused Drug Development Meeting

  • Congressional Childhood Cancer Summit on Capitol Hill

  • CureFest

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What is Melanoma Monday?

During Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) designates the first Monday of May to raise awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer and to encourage early detection through self-exams.

According to the National Cancer Institute, about 500 children are diagnosed with pediatric melanoma each year. This accounts for about 2% of childhood cancers.

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