May is Melanoma Awareness Month, intended to bring attention to one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer. Though melanoma accounts for only one percent of skin cancer cases, it is responsible for the vast majority of skin cancer deaths.1 It is important to increase awareness and educate people about melanoma.
Amgen is committed to supporting and developing treatment options for patients with unmet needs, including metastatic melanoma, which is an advanced form of skin cancer. Despite recent progress, advanced melanoma remains a devastating and complicated disease to treat with poor prognosis. Last year, treatment approvals in both the US and EU helped us bring another option to certain patients with advanced melanoma.
This May, join us in supporting Melanoma Awareness Month by spreading the word to help educate and raise awareness of this serious and difficult-to-treat disease.
All month long, we will be using Twitter to share melanoma facts and resources. To follow along, please visit www.twitter.com/Amgen. Share messages and join the conversation by tweeting using #MelanomaAwarenessMonth.
- American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2017. https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/annual-cancer-facts-and-figures/2017/cancer-facts-and-figures-2017.pdf. Accessed April 24, 2017.