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Moving skin cancer research forward

Moving skin cancer research forward

Michigan State University researchers are racing to the finish line in the fight against skin cancer.

The MSU College of Human Medicine’s annual Gran Fondo cycling event in Grand Rapids raises money for skin cancer awareness, prevention and research. Cyclists ride to honor a loved one’s – or their own – battle with skin cancer.

MSU’s Gran Fondo, which means "big ride," began in 2013. It has raised nearly a million dollars and helped fund several promising skin cancer studies, including research on a new drug that reduces the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90 percent.

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States, but with every ride and every donation, the Gran Fondo helps Spartans break new ground in skin cancer research.

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