News & Press Room 

Here you will find the latest news about melanoma, including MRF announcements and press releases, media coverage, and updates about advances in research and treatment options. You can also access the MRF’s publications, including the monthly e-newsletter, the SPOTlight, the quarterly CURE OM e-newsletter, Eye on OM, and the quarterly print newsletter, MRF Matters.

For media inquiries, please contact Lauren Smith Dyer, the MRF's Communication Manager, at 800-673-1290 or email media@melanoma.org. For after hours, call (202) 870-8827.

 

News

On January 9, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first-ever combination therapy for the treatment of advanced melanoma. Read more...

On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the FDA approved two new drugs for metastatic melanoma, a BRAF inhibitor and a MEK inhibitor. Liz Szabo, reporter for Read more...

On May 6 over 1000 runners and walkers participated in the Miles For Melanoma 5k at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California. Co-sponsored Read more...

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Press Releases

In March of 2014, Congress increased funding dedicated to researching melanoma in the military. Read more...

Registration is open for the 2014 Miles for Melanoma 5k at Universal. Read more...

New legislation to streamline review & grant access to the most effective & innovative sunscreen products Read more...

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MRF Blog

Here at the MRF, we talk a lot about skin checks. The message is clear: if you see something that is different or changing, get it checked out. Read more...

I had coffee recently with a woman who has a family member with pediatric melanoma. “No one is doing anything about this,” she told me Read more...

As the MRF’s National Director of the Miles for Melanoma program, I often read Competitor magazine’s articles about charity running. A Read more...

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