MRF Blog

Guest Blog: Nikki's Concert for a Cure

October 10, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories

Guest blog post by Chrissy Sorrells.

In October of 2012, my little sister, Nikki, was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma and our lives were forever changed. This is her story:

The MRF Congratulates 2018 Nobel Prize Recipients

October 1, 2018 | Categories: News, Research

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) extends its sincerest congratulations to James P. Allison, Ph.D. and Tasuku Honjo, MD, Ph.D, whose groundbreaking work in cancer immunotherapy has earned the Nobel Prize in Medicine.

It Takes a Village: the Mark Samitt 5k Run

September 27, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Events, Prevention

Guest blog post by Gayle Samitt:

MRF & MRA Commend Congress for $10 Million Melanoma Research Funding

September 20, 2018 | Categories: News, Policy, Research

WASHINGTON, DC – The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) commend the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for including $10 million in dedicated melanoma research funding in the Conference Agreement on the FY2019 Defense Appropriations bill, H.R. 6157.

Stop the Tanning Tax Repeal

September 14, 2018 | Categories: News, Policy, Prevention

Contact your lawmakers today!

Act Now! Congress Proposes $10 Million for Melanoma Research

August 24, 2018 | Categories: Causes, News, Policy, Research

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) needs you right now! After more than a decade of advocacy by the MRF and supporters like you we are days away from securing $10 million in Department of Defense (DOD) funding for melanoma research!

Guest Blog: My Melanoma Experience

August 13, 2018 | Categories: Patient Stories

My Melanoma Experience
By David H. Marx

• ADVOCATE
• THE PERFECT NIGHT
• MY MELANOMA STORY BEGINS
• JOURNEY
• DIAGNOSIS
• GAME PLAN
• HOMEWORK: UNDERSTAND YOUR DIAGNOSIS
• ATTITUDE and POWERFUL EMOTIONS
• SURGERY
• TREATMENT
• AWARENESS
• COURAGE
• ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING

Finding a Support Network: The MRF Lifeline

July 16, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories

Most of us have had our struggles attempting to navigate the world of medicine. From working to make sure you meet with the right doctor to trying to understand the information given to you at an appointment, the healthcare system can be an overwhelming journey. This journey can be something simple, but for my younger brother, Steven Michael Bienz, the medical network became his second home and navigating this world was a fight for his life.

Patient Input Needed: Clinical Trial Design

July 5, 2018 | Categories: Research, Treatment

As part of their Commitment to Patients and Caregivers, our partners at Novartis are working to make the clinical trial experience more patient-centric and widely accessible. To this goal, they are currently seeking melanoma patients who have participated in a clinical trial in the past two years and who are interested in serving on an advisory board.

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BloqUV joins MRF Cause Marketing Partners

June 28, 2018 | Categories: News

The mission of the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is strengthened by dedicated cause marketing partners who continue to give back to the melanoma community. BloqUV, a sun protective lifestyle brand, is partnering with the MRF this July to educate their customers about melanoma.

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