MRF Blog

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.

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.

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