Events

In Linda's Words: 5th Annual CURE OM Eyes on a Cure Symposium

March 24, 2016 | Categories: Events, Patient Stories
Melanoma has been a part of my life since 2004. November 2004 I was diagnosed with Stage I cutaneous (skin) melanoma and in January 2008 I was diagnosed with ocular melanoma (OM). In March 2008 I had plaque brachytherapy treatment to treat the tumor in my eye.

In Amy's Words: Despicable Melanoma - My Minions at Universal Studios

March 17, 2016 | Categories: Diagnosis, Events, Patient Stories
Six years ago I noticed a dark line in my finger nail that continued to worsen over the course of the year. After my nail started lifting from the nail bed, I went to see my dermatologist where I was told I had nothing to worry about. I decided to seek out a second opinion where the reaction was, "I am sure it's fine, but we can do a biopsy if you'd like." I was diagnosed with acral melanoma two weeks later on April 18, 2011. I was only 25.

Taking Ed's Melanoma Fight to Capitol Hill

February 22, 2016 | Categories: Causes, Events

I was first diagnosed with melanoma in 1996. Thanks to my primary care doctor, who identified an irregular mole on my back during a routine physical, and my dermatologist, Dr. Glenn Fuchs, who biopsied then removed the mole, it was identified very early and the melanoma was considered in situ. Every 4 to 6 months since, I visit Dr.

Julie & Amelia - #GivingTuesday 2015

November 25, 2015 | Categories: Events, Patient Stories
#GivingTuesday is Tuesday, December 1, 2015! Join Julie and Amelia in Supporting the MRF.
 

Guest Post: 4th Annual CURE OM’s Eye on a Cure Symposium

March 27, 2015 | Categories: Events

Meeting summary written by By Esther Damaser, Ph.D., ocular melanoma survivor and CURE OM Patient Steering Committee member.

A Global Effort Against Melanoma

December 19, 2014 | Categories: Events, News

In November, the MRF convened an international group of melanoma patient advocates with the goal of advancing the global fight against this disease.

Fighting Dirty

February 8, 2012 | Categories: Events, News, Policy, Prevention, Research

I read the report from Congress’ House Energy and Commerce Committee with great interest.  They used interns to call 300 tanning salons—at least 3 in each state and the District of Columbia—and asked salon staff questions about tanning safety.  Presenting themselves as a 16 year old girl with blond hair and fair skin, they asked if tanning was dangerous and how much they could tan.