SPOTlight Newsletters

Melanoma & Technology - SPOTlight March 2014

Published Date: 
Mon, 2014-03-31
  • A Million Miles in May
  • Recap: Legislative Hill Day
  • Recap: CURE OM's symposium
  • Melanoma in the news

$25 Million for Military Cancer Research - SPOTlight February 2014

Published Date: 
Thu, 2014-02-27
  • Melanoma included in $25 million military research funding
  • Twitter chat: Clinical Trials with melanoma patient/blogger, T.J. Sharpe
  • 3rd annual Miles for Melanoma 5k at Universal Studios
  • Melanoma in the news

FDA Approves 1st Combo Therapy for Advanced Melanoma - SPOTlight January 2014

Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-01-31
  • FDA approves 1st ever combination therapy for advanced melanoma
  • 2014 Legislative Hill Day 
  • New MRF Board of Directors
  • Research grant process - now accepting grant proposals
  • Key upcoming events
  • Melanoma in the news

Year in Review & Looking Forward - SPOTlight December 2013

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-12-20
  • Year in review
  • The MRF receives a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator!
  • Kevin Nealon celebrity golf tournament
  • Raising awareness in local communities
  • Melanoma in the news

Turning Thanks Into Action - SPOTlight November 2013

Published Date: 
Sat, 2013-11-23
  • MRF's webinar on new immunotherapy guidelines for physicians created by the Society for Immunotherapy in Cancer (SITC)
  • CURE OM partners with the NIH & Society for Melanoma Research (SMR)
  • Year end giving
  • #GivingTuesday
  • Melanoma in the news

Advancing Ocular Melanoma - SPOTlight October 2013

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-10-24
  • Impact of the government shutdown on melanoma patients
  • New MRF Board of Directors
  • The MRF's CURE OM 2nd anniversary
  • CURE OM at the Society for Melanoma Research meeting
  • Melanoma in the news

Moving Melanoma Research Forward - SPOTlight August 2013

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-08-22
  • Department of Defense funding for melanoma research
  • Record number of Research Grant proposals received in 2013
  • The MRF & IRONMAN
  • New Website

Your Action is Needed - SPOTlight July 2013

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-07-23
  • Call for comments - FDA's proposed tanning bed regulations
  • MRFBC continues to expand
  • Upcoming Wings of Hope for Melanoma galas
  • Melanoma in the news

New Treatment Options - SPOTlight June 2013

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-06-25
  • ASCO Recap:
    • Two new metastatic melanoma treatment options approved by the FDA
      • First-ever MEK Inhibitor, trametinib
      • BRAF inhibitor, dabrafenib
    • Successful clinical trial of combination immunotherapies, ipilimumab and nivolumab
  • Research grant program receives more applications than ever before
  • Freddie Freeman & the Atlanta Braves raise awareness of skin cancer
  • Ocular Melanoma webinar on liver-directed therapies

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