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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.

Moses - #GivingTuesday 2015

December 1, 2015 | Categories: Causes

#GivingTuesday is almost over but it’s not too late to give a gift to the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) to help stop melanoma in its path. Christy and Dan share why they support the MRF and their fellow pediatric melanoma families.

Carola - #GivingTuesday 2015

December 1, 2015 | Categories: Causes
Today is #GivingTuesday! Read why Carola Supports the MRF.
 
Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers in the world. Today, however, people across the globe stand together to fight back. With your #GivingTuesday gift to the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), you will help bring new treatment options, and, eventually, a cure, to people fighting this cancer.  
 

Sheila - #GivingTuesday 2015

November 30, 2015 | Categories: Causes
#GivingTuesday is TOMORROW! Join Sheila in Supporting the MRF.
 
#GivingTuesday is in less than 24 hours! Your tax-deductible gift received on #GivingTuesday will help bring exciting research and treatment advances to those battling melanoma, as well as expand efforts to prevent future diagnoses.
 
Read why Sheila will support the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) on #GivingTuesday:
 

Graham - #GivingTuesday 2015

November 30, 2015 | Categories: Causes
#GivingTuesday is TOMORROW, December 1! Join Graham in Supporting the MRF.
 

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: Dr. Sacks, Ocular Melanoma and Gratitude

November 12, 2015 | Categories: Patient Stories

Ocular melanoma survivor Anne Marie Montijo reflects on the passing of Dr. Oliver Sacks and her own goal to live each day with a spirit of gratitude.

#CUREOM Unite! - Thank You!

October 30, 2015 | Categories: News

The results are in and #CUREOM Unite! was a tremendous success! Thank you to everyone who gave so generously to this campaign to further patient-centered ocular melanoma (OM) research!

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