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Time=Lives Talk: The perfect storm

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
GH-Ballroom II-IV


Debra Black, Co-Founder and Board Chair, Melanoma Research Alliance
Suzanne Topalian , Professor of Surgery and Oncology, and Director, Melanoma Program, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University

More progress has been made in melanoma research in the past five years than over the previous 30. Meet Debra Black, founder of the Melanoma Research Alliance, largest private funder of melanoma research in the world and Suzanne Topalian, MRA's first chief scientific officer and one of the first people Debra turned to in her quest to find and fund promising research that will lead to a cure. Hear about what compelled them to build an organization focused on collaboration and science and as MRA enters its seventh year, what continues to drive them forward.