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CURE OM Patient Registry Update

June 21, 2018

  Update on the CURE OM Patient Reported Registry The Melanoma Research Foundation’s (MRF) CURE OM initiative is, at its core, led by and dedicated to members of the ocular melanoma community. In 2011, CURE OM was co-founded by an ocular mel …



CURE OM Research Grant Recipient Announced

June 14, 2018

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is pleased to announce that Walter Fast, Ph.D. has been selected as the recipient of a one-year MRF CURE OM Pilot Proposal Focused on GNAQ/11 Mutant Uveal Melanoma. Dr. Fast is a Professor and the William I. Dismu …



Congress Proposes M in Cancer Research Funding

June 14, 2018

Congress Proposes Million for Cancer Research Funding WASHINGTON, DC – On June 13, 2018, the House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the Fiscal 2019 Defense Appropriations bill. Included in this legislation is million for the Dep …



#GetNaked: Jackie’s Story

May 10, 2018

“While my friends were applying for jobs and graduate school, my doctor told me not to make plans beyond five years.” – Jackie   Jackie held her college diploma in one hand and a melanoma diagnosis in the other. While Jackie’s peers were preoccupi …



#GetNaked: Missy’s Story

May 10, 2018

“He had just had a full checkup. It changed that suddenly.” – Missy   Missy and her husband, Wayne, are no strangers to the spotlight. You can catch their band performing throughout the Washington, DC area. These two are true roc …