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MRF’s 25th Anniversary: Learning More about Persister Cells

August 30, 2021

For our 25th anniversary, we share a guest blog from Vito Rebecca, PhD from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health: As a scientist, a translational researcher and son to a mother who succumbed to cancer, my defining goal is to under …

MRF Funding Advances Mucosal Melanoma Research

July 28, 2021

Guest blog post by Florian Karreth, PhD, a 2018 Career Development Award recipient from Moffitt Cancer Center: In 2018, my laboratory at the Moffitt Cancer Center received funding from the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) to study mucosal melanoma. W …

How His Father’s Battle with OM Changed Joseph’s Life

July 22, 2021

Guest blog from Joseph Boyle, CURE OM advocate whose father passed away from OM in 2016: Hello, my name is Joseph Boyle. My relationship to OM isn’t necessarily a positive one, but then again it never really is. I first learned about this disease when …

Report: Decline in Melanoma Deaths Leads an Overall Drop in Cancer Mortality

July 9, 2021

July 9 – A rapid decline in deaths from lung cancer and melanoma led an overall drop in cancer mortality in men and women across all racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, pu …

Caregiver Perspective on an Ocular Melanoma Diagnosis

July 9, 2021

Guest blog from Paul Zubeck, caregiver to his wife Lindsay who has ocular melanoma:  I became a caregiver in March of 2017 when my wife, Lindsay, was diagnosed with ocular melanoma (OM). What started out as possibly being a detached retina was actually …