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#EyeGetDilated for Melanoma Awareness Month: Karen Kaludov

May 3, 2023

Guest blog by Karen Kaludov, an ocular melanoma survivor and advocate who shares her journey after her recent diagnosed in 2021:   Roughly 2,000 people in the US each year are diagnosed with ocular melanoma (OM). In 2021, I became one of them. Whe …



Melanoma Awareness Month: Patrick Guddal

May 3, 2023

Guest blog by Patrick Guddal, a stage 3 melanoma survivor and advocate who shares his journey after being diagnosed in 2016: In the spring of 2016, I felt a small bump on my scalp. I didn’t think much of it. I figured I scratched myself in my sleep. In …



WCVB Channel 5 Chronicle Reporter and Producer Nicole Estaphan to Emcee Melanoma Research Foundation’s Miles for Melanoma 5K

May 2, 2023

New England, MA (May 2, 2023) – The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is thrilled to announce that WCVB Channel 5 Chronicle Reporter and Producer Nicole Estaphan will be returning as the event emcee for the annual Miles for Melanoma New England 5K eve …



MRF Breakthrough Consortium Leaders & MRF-Supported Researchers Named AACR Fellows

May 1, 2023

The American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) recently named a current and former member of the MRF Breakthrough Consortium as Fellows in the AACR Academy. MRF-supported researchers Keith Flaherty, MD and Jedd Wolchok, MD, PhD were recognized as d …



#GetNaked: Teddi

April 30, 2023

Guest blog post by Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, TV Personality, Wellness Coach, host of the top-rated podcast Two Ts in a Pod, stage II melanoma survivor and advocate: The mole on my back had been there for years. Did I notice it had changed? Yes. And di …