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May 2, 2022

May is Brain And Skin and Melanoma Cancer Awareness Month

May is Brain AND Skin and Melanoma Cancer Awareness Month

ICRF Scientist Spotlight: Ittai Ben-Porath, PhD

ICRF International Collaboration Grant recipient Ittai Ben-Porath, PhD of the Hebrew University discusses his research on skin lesions in the epidermis and how to prevent the formation of cancer.

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Melanoma Cancer Statistics

Melanoma Facts Infographic
  • One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70.
  • More than two people die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour.
  • Having five or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma. With early detection, the five-year survival rate is 99 percent.
  • Ultraviolet tanning devices can emit UV radiation ten to 15 times higher than the sun at its peak.
  • About 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers—basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma– in the U.S. are associated with UV radiation from the sun.

Source: Skin Cancer Foundation

Spotlight on ICRF-Funded Scientists Working on Brain Cancer

Eran Meshorer, PhD

Eran Meshorer, PhD
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Project Grant

Efrat Shema, PhD

Efrat Shema, PhD
Weizmann Institute of Science
Research Career Development Award

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