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MRF Receives Advocacy Award from the Abramson Cancer Center

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2008 Melanoma Advocacy Award

– A Statement by the Melanoma Research Foundation –


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The following is a statement by the Melanoma Research Foundation about an award received for the organization’s work in the area of melanoma advocacy.


On May 2, 2008 the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) received the 2008 Melanoma Advocacy Award from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania at the 5th Annual Focus on Melanoma Conference recognizing its support of cutting-edge melanoma research and improvements in quality of life for melanoma survivors.  Linda Pilkington, Executive Director of the Melanoma Research Foundation, accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation commented, “We are truly honored to receive such a prestigious award from one of the foremost research institutions in the country.  We remain dedicated to supporting the scientific community in its efforts to explore innovative approaches to understanding melanoma and its treatment, which may ultimately lead to a cure.”


For more information about the MRF or melanoma, please visit www.melanoma.org.


Note to Editors: Photos from the awards ceremony are available upon request.


About Melanoma Research Foundation

The Melanoma Research Foundation is the largest private, national organization devoted to melanoma in the United States.  The Foundation is committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma.  The Foundation also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma, while acting as an advocate for the melanoma community to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure.  The MRF Web site is the premiere source for melanoma information seekers.  More information is available at www.melanoma.org.


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