SPOTlight Newsletters

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
  • 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

Melanoma Awareness Month - SPOTlight May 2013

Published Date: 
Wed, 2013-05-15
  • Atlanta Braves' 1st baseman partners with the MRF against melanoma
  • Event recap: 2nd annual Miles for Melanoma at Universal Studios 5k
  • Society for Melanoma Research (SMR) annual meeting
  • Melanoma in the news

Celebrities Fight Melanoma - SPOTlight April 2013

Published Date: 
Wed, 2013-04-24
  • Rob & Sheryl Lowe host 2nd annual Miles for Melanoma at Universal Studios 5k
  • Upcoming educational events
  • Advocacy initiatives: what can YOU do?
  • Event recap: American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting
  • Melanoma in the news