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Apply for the Medical Student Research Award

September 1, 2017 | Categories: News, Research

The Melanoma Reserach Foundation (MRF) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Medical Student Research Award. The MRF has been awarding this research grant since 2011 and in this time 35 grants have been awarded to students at 24 different institutions. The purpose of the Medical Student Research Award is to promote scientific inquiry and research opportunities to medical students early in their careers by funding concise clinical or laboratory-based research projects focused on better understanding the prevention, biology, and treatment of melanoma.

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FDA Expands Approval of Ipilimumab For Pediatric Melanoma Patients

August 3, 2017 | Categories: News, Research, Treatment

Last week the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded approval of Yervoy (ipilimumab) to include pediatric patients ages 12 years and older with unresectable or metastatic melanoma. Yervoy, a monoclonal antibody that activates the immune system by blocking the CTLA-4 receptor, was first approved in 2011 to treat unresectable or metastatic melanoma in adults.

Indoor Tanning Association Ends Operations

August 2, 2017 | Categories: News, Policy, Prevention

Statement from the Melanoma Research Foundation

Update on the CURE OM Patient Registry

June 2, 2017 | Categories: News, Ocular Melanoma

“As a patient with choroidal melanoma with metastasis to liver, lymph node and brain, I want to share as much information as possible with other patients, researchers and clinical teams while I still can. They should have access to my story, my history, what has worked for me, what has not worked for me. We need to make headway in finding a cure so the next generation is not asking the same questions we are.

Melanoma Awareness Month and a New Look for the MRF

May 1, 2017 | Categories: News

Dear Friends,

Today marks the beginning of Melanoma Awareness Month, a time for our community to come together to educate others and support melanoma survivors and patients. Starting today, you will notice a change to the MRF logo. The MRF board and staff felt that now, our 21st year, was the perfect opportunity to update our logo to better reflect who we are and where we are going as an organization. 

Take Action: Students Need Sunscreen at School

April 19, 2017 | Categories: News, Policy, Prevention

Yesterday, both the Today Show and NBC Nightly News broadcast stories about a disturbing prohibition of sunscreen in schools and the difficulty many parents have in ensuring their child is sun safe during the school day. 

#GetNaked in Times Square!

April 5, 2017 | Categories: Events, News

We are excited to announce that the MRF’s #GetNaked campaign for melanoma early detection is now being shared in one of the busiest locations in the world – Times Square! Located in the heart of New York City with over 300,000 visitors each day, this is an amazing opportunity to increase melanoma awareness and share the life-saving importance of early detection.

Take Action: Stop the NIH Budget Cuts

March 21, 2017 | Categories: News, Policy, Research

The newly proposed federal budget would cut $5.8 billion from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget in fiscal year (FY) 2018, which would be a crippling blow to the scientific community.

Support CURE OM with DIFF & Joelle Fletcher

November 22, 2016 | Categories: News

The MRF’s CURE OM initiative is proud to announce a partnership with DIFF Charitable Eyewear and former star of The Bachelorette,

MRF's CURE OM Initiative Welcomes Jacqueline Kraska

October 6, 2016 | Categories: News, Ocular Melanoma

One of the central challenges with studying a rare disease is that there is little information available. Ocular melanoma (OM) is a rare disease, with only about 2,000 individuals diagnosed each year. To-date it has been difficult for the medical community to have access to information that would inform better prevention, diagnostics, treatments and outcomes.

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