Melanoma: Risk Factors and Prevention

Jul 14, 2020 3:00 PM ET
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With summer in full swing, it’s crucial to wear sunscreen and minimize prolonged sun exposure to help reduce the risk of developing melanoma. This UV Safety Awareness Month, learn more about melanoma risk factors and prevention from Cancer.Net.

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Alkermes plc  is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines in the fields of neuroscience and oncology. The company has a portfolio of proprietary commercial products focused on addiction and schizophrenia, and a pipeline of product candidates in development for schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder, neurodegenerative disorders and cancer. Headquartered in  Dublin, Ireland ,  Alkermes plc  has an R&D center in  Waltham, Massachusetts ; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone,  Ireland ; and a manufacturing facility in  Wilmington, Ohio . For more information, please visit Alkermes' website at