DermTech Inc and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) recognize Melanoma Awareness Month this May with an “Ask a Dermatologist” webinar series offered on MRF’s Facebook page every Thursday throughout the month to raise awareness of and educate about melanoma.

“Melanoma Awareness Month is an important time to bring much-needed attention to the dangers and increasing prominence of this deadly disease that can impact anyone at any time of year. Disease education is a key component in MRF’s mission to eradicate melanoma as it provides critical tools and information that enable people to be vigilant in preventing and detecting melanoma,” Kyleigh LiPira, MBA, Chief Executive Officer of the MRF, says in a media release.

The MRF will host the weekly webinars via Facebook Live every Thursday at 4:00 PM Eastern Time. Each webinar will feature a dermatologist who will speak live about various topics surrounding melanoma and answer questions from those participating in the live webinar.

The first webinar will take place on Thursday, May 7, and will feature Dr Orit Markowitz, director of skin cancer at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, to discuss how telemedicine and skin self-exams can help people remain attentive to melanoma detection throughout COVID-19.

“Raising awareness and educating the community is a critical step in preventing this aggressive skin cancer as early detection can help save lives,” says John Dobak, MD, Chief Executive Officer of DermTech, the release continues.

“Melanoma Awareness Month provides an opportunity to honor those impacted by melanoma and remind everyone of the simple yet essential steps they can take to reduce their risk and the importance of seeing a dermatologist each year for an annual skin check. Melanoma won’t wait, so any concerning moles should immediately be brought to their dermatologist’s attention either in person or via a telemedicine appointment.”

[Source(s): Melanoma Research Foundation, Business Wire]