MRF Blog

#GetNaked: Joe's Story

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

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

 

Meet Chris, MRF Courage Award Recipient

May 2, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories

May is Melanoma Awareness Month and we can think of no better way to start the month than by recognizing a melanoma warrior and celebrating the real and lasting impact that MRF supporters have on the melanoma community.

The MRF Commends Increase in Government Cancer Research Funding

March 23, 2018 | Categories: News, Policy, Research

UPDATE: Program announcements and application instructions are now available. Visit the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program page to apply.

You may also want to view the PRCRP Funding Opportunities and Application Review Process Webinar to learn more! 

Trial participants invited to "Meet the Scientist" in Denver, attend MRF Gala

March 20, 2018 | Categories: Events, Treatment

Meet the Scientist: Your Chance to Speak with the Mind Behind the COLUMBUS Phase 3 Trial in BRAF-Mutant Melanoma

Rare Disease Day: Ross's Story

February 26, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Events, Patient Stories, Policy, Types of Melanoma

Guest blog post from April Muhlbauer, MRF advocate and mother of a 13-year-old pediatric melanoma warrior.

“I didn’t know anything about melanoma or skin cancer before I got it. I didn’t think I would ever get cancer. I want kids and adults to be aware and know about skin cancer so they can do things to prevent it from happening to them. I want people to know about my cancer and learn from it to protect themselves.”
- Ross Muhlbauer, 13

2018 Medical Student Research Grants Announced

February 22, 2018 | Categories: News, Research

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Medical Student Research Awards. In furtherance of its commitment to advance melanoma science and support the most promising researchers at every stage of their career, this funding represents the largest number (11) of Medical Student research grants awarded in a single year and provides physicians in training a career path for research in melanoma.

Happy Valentine's Day!

February 13, 2018 | Categories: Causes

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and for many people it is an opportunity to cherish the friends, partners, families and loved ones who are, were and forever will be tied to our hearts. Whether you prefer Valentine’s Day to be a big production, a quiet night at home or just another Wednesday, here are some ideas to help you make the most of it:

New Research Grant Recipient Announced

January 11, 2018 | Categories: News, Research

In 2016, the Melanoma Research Foundation Breakthrough Consortium (MRFBC) convened a meeting of its scientific advisors to assess the greatest areas of need in the current research landscape to guide its grant funding. Following a thorough examination, the assembled researchers arrived at a consensus recommendation to encourage a critical mass of innovative young researchers to enter the promising field of melanoma immunotherapy.

The MRF Announces Kyleigh LiPira as CEO

January 9, 2018 | Categories: News

Today, the board of directors of the Melanoma Research Foundation announced Kyleigh LiPira, MBA as the MRF’s new Chief Executive Officer. LiPira was promoted from her position as Chief Development Officer.

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