ocular melanoma

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:

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.

Guest Post: Dr. Richard Carvajal - #CUREOM Unite!

October 14, 2015 | Categories: Causes

For the last decade, Dr. Richard Carvajal has dedicated his career to the research and treatment of rare cancers like ocular melanoma (OM) and understands the need for more funding to drive research breakthroughs in the field.

Guest Post: Connie's Story

October 6, 2015 | Categories: Causes

Guest blogger Connie Popp shares her experience as an ocular melanoma caregiver, advocate and participant in Miles for Melanoma in support of the CURE OM Unite! campaign.

Guest Post: Why I Fight

August 28, 2015 | Categories: Patient Stories

Guest blogger Frank Nichols shares his story as an ocular melanoma patient, advocate and participant in Miles for Melanoma NYC.

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.

Melanoma & Technology

March 31, 2014 | Categories: Diagnosis
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.

Mission vs. Business

February 26, 2014 | Categories: Causes
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. No one has built a website for this group, no Facebook page exists for exchange of ideas and support, and no single source of information on this issue is available online. She spends hours every week talking with others like her, trying to answer their questions and offer some support and guidance. Her ask was simple—have the MRF help meet this need.

A Day With the Doctors

May 14, 2012 | Categories: Research

I spent the day last week in a meeting with doctors and researchers who gathered to discuss ocular melanoma, or melanoma of the eye.  It was the first bi-annual scientific meeting of CURE OM, the MRF’s program focusing on this rare cancer.  Spending 11 hours discussing the science of this cancer was informative and, frankly, rather exhausting.  Several things struck me about this meeting: