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Melanoma Awareness Month: Trying to Make Good out of the Bad

May 12, 2022

Guest blog from Gayla Timm, an ocular and cutaneous melanoma survivor, who reflects on her diagnosis 10 years ago and her continuous fight for melanoma awareness:  I was diagnosed with choroidal melanoma in December 2011 at the age of 32. At the time I …

MRF Joins 100 Advocacy Organizations in Support of Cancer Moonshot

March 4, 2022

On February 25, 2022, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS-CAN) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) sent a joint letter to the Majority and Minority Leaders of both Houses of Congress, indicating strong support for th …

Advocating Through Research Review Processes

February 11, 2022

Guest blog post by Kristin R. McJunkins, Stage III melanoma survivor and advocate: In 2008 when I was 38 years old, I was diagnosed with Stage IIIa cutaneous melanoma. After two surgeries, which included some lymph node removal, it was determined that …

Scientific Peer Review of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs’ Melanoma Research Program for the Department of Defense

January 21, 2022

The MRF is proud to share the following press release from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program announcing MRF Board Chair (and melanoma survivor) Doug Brodman’s participation in the review of applications for a $30 million appropriati …

An Eye-Opening Experience Through a Metastatic Melanoma Journey

June 18, 2021

Guest blog from Kyle Lewis, a stage IV metastatic melanoma survivor:  Clank. Clank. Clank thud. Whoosh. Dang – my range is off. Clank. Whoosh. Whoosh. Ouch. I better get out of here before somebody sees me.  It was November 2019 and I was out shooting …