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Novartis Know Now: Knowing Deborah’s BRAF Status Saved Her Valuable Time

October 7, 2020

Meet Deborah Wassertzug – a melanoma survivor who benefited from knowing her BRAF status early on, changing the course of treatment. Learn more about Deborah’s story and why it was important for her to Know Now and get tested for the BRAF gene mutation …



2020 Research Awards Announced

October 5, 2020

For more than 20 years, the MRF had advanced the field of melanoma science by supporting researchers studying a broad scientific agenda covering prevention, diagnosis, staging and treatment. This month we are proud to announce the recipients of 2020 Re …



The Melanoma Research Foundation and Dayanara Torres Want You to #GetNaked!

October 1, 2020

Washington, DC – October 1, 2020 – The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is proud to welcome Dayanara Torres as the newest spokesperson and featured model in its award-winning #GetNaked melanoma awareness campaign. In addition to being a globally reco …



Finn’s Story: A Families Story on Fighting Pediatric Melanoma

September 18, 2020

Guest blog from Daphne Kiernan, mother of pediatric melanoma warrior Finn.  Finn is the youngest of our five children. In July 2018, shortly after his 2nd birthday, we noticed a small red spot on his left hand. We thought it looked like a bug bite. Dur …



Novartis Know Now: Knowing Her BRAF Status was Jordan’s “First Ray of Hope”

September 15, 2020

Meet Jordan Ezekiel – a melanoma survivor who was able to benefit from early testing for the BRAF gene mutation. Learn more about Jordan’s incredible journey with melanoma and why it was important for her to Know Now and get tested for the BRAF gene mu …