Research Proposal : Melanoma Skin Cancer

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Research Grant Proposal: Melanoma Skin Cancer Caitlin Annis English 2820 Professor Buggey March 10, 2016 Table of Contents Abstract………………………………………………………….4 Introduction……………………………………………………..4 Grant Purpose…………………………………………………...5 Proposed Methods………………………………………………6 Expected Results………………………………………………..7 Evaluation Criteria………………………………………………7 Budget…………………………………………………………...8 Timeline………………………………………………………....9 Cited References………………………………………………...10 ABSTRACT Melanoma is known to be the most deadly form of skin cancer. Although no cure is confirmed, researchers are always looking for new findings with their new technology, labs, and tests. For now, while a cure is to be found, there are ways to reduce the risk of melanoma skin…show more content…
The first and number one sign of melanoma is discoloration of an existing mole, changes in skin color, or new mole growth that is abnormal. Researchers at Boston University School of Public Health conducted an experiment that led them to create a “theory-guided website to promote melanoma knowledge and skin self-examination among young adults2.” An early detection can improve prognosis, but self-examination rates are low among younger people. This is a major concern because melanoma is one of the most common diagnosed cancers among young people ages 18-29 years2. The experiment questioned the knowledge of melanoma to young male and female adults. The website encouraged people to see a doctor if they had any mole that has changed in size, color, or shape. There is also such thing as hereditary melanoma. Hereditary melanoma is known to cause 5% to 12% of melanoma cases3. Patients present early onset melanomas and a family history of multiple cases of melanoma on one side of the family4. Researchers have found out that individuals with a strong family history of melanoma are still at risk of the disease whether or not they are found to carry melanoma-associated mutations. GRANT PURPOSE The goal of this research grant proposal is to appeal for financial aid to find solutions and more precise conclusions about the use of products containing chemicals that reflect UVA and UVB sun rays and how well the SPF works. An SPF number refers to how long
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