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Meet Doug: Melanoma Survivor

January 15, 2021

Guest blog post by Doug Brodman, Stage IV melanoma survivor and member of the MRF Board: It has been 7 years since I was diagnosed with melanoma. Beginning with a tumor discovery, turning toward surgery as a solution then radiation as a preventative me …



Meet Dr. Weber: Melanoma Researcher

January 15, 2021

Guest blog post by Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, deputy director of the Perlmutter Cancer Center and codirector of the Melanoma Research Program at NYU Langone Health. Learn more about melanoma from Dr. Weber in a series of animated patient videos. Immunothe …



#EyeGetDilated: Alex Shoushtari, MD

November 30, 2020

Guest blog from Dr. Alex Shoushtari, medical oncologist with an expertise in uveal melanoma:  Getting a dilated eye exam is like going to the dentist. Mentally, it feels way more burdensome than it actually is (just bring sunglasses!), and it is very e …



#EyeGetDilated: Ryan Forgach

November 23, 2020

Guest blog from Ryan Forgach, OM survivor:  For many, including my family, my journey into learning about ocular melanoma (OM) may seem like a unique situation. However, for those of us who are unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with it, our stories ar …



#EyeGetDilated: Vikki McConnell

November 13, 2020

Guest blog by Vikki McConnell, OM survivor:  Everyone tells you about your 20s. How it’s full of fun, freedom and just living your best life. There is no preparing for hearing the words “you have cancer” at the age of 24. July of 2019 changed my life f …