MRF Blog

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.

Guest Post: Finding Knowledge and Feeling Loved at the CURE OM Patient Symposium

June 26, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Events, Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories

I first heard about the CURE OM Symposium via Facebook and wanted to attend. However, in the past the timing just didn’t gel with my work schedule. To my delight, this year’s meeting fell at a time that I was able to take off of work to attend. 

CURE OM Patient Registry Update

June 21, 2018 | Categories: News, Ocular Melanoma, Research

 

Update on the CURE OM Patient Reported Registry

CURE OM Research Grant Recipient Announced

June 14, 2018 | Categories: News, Ocular Melanoma, Research

Walter Fast, Ph.D.The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is pleased to announce that Walter Fast, Ph.D. has been selected as the recipient of a one-year MRF CURE OM Pilot Proposal Focused on GNAQ/11 Mutant Uveal Melanoma. Dr. Fast is a Professor and the William I. Dismukes Fellow in Pharmacy, Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin.

Congress Proposes $80M in Cancer Research Funding

June 14, 2018 | Categories: News, Policy, Research

Congress Proposes $80 Million for Cancer Research Funding

#GetNaked: Jackie's Story

May 10, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories, Prevention

“While my friends were applying for jobs and graduate school, my doctor told me not to make plans beyond five years.” – Jackie

 

#GetNaked: Missy's Story

May 10, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories, Prevention

“He had just had a full checkup. It changed that suddenly.” – Missy

 

#GetNaked: Joe's Story

May 10, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories, Prevention

“One month before our wedding, I noticed a lump.” – Joe

 

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