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Rep. Kelly Cassidy: We Are Far From Done

September 17, 2019

Guest blog post by Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy, a melanoma caregiver, survivor and will be honored with a Courage Award at the 5th Annual Chicago Gala. Representative Cassidy recently sponsored HB 3113, which requires health insurers to …



Ruby’s Story: Fighting Melanoma as a Family

September 16, 2019

Guest blog post by Ali Thackeray, mother to six-year-old pediatric melanoma fighter, Ruby, and member of the Pediatric Melanoma Parent Steering Committee: Ruby was born in March 2013 with a large vascular mass on her neck, diagnosed as an atypical nodu …



Choosing the Right Sunscreen for Children

September 11, 2019

Guest blog post by Robin P. Gehris, MD, FAAD, FAAP, Chief of Pediatric Dermatology, Medical Director of Pediatric Teledermatology and Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Gehris serves on the MRF Pe …



Fighting Melanoma with Courage: Daniel’s Story

September 9, 2019

Guest blog post by Antonietta Forte, mother of stage IV melanoma fighter, Daniel Forte: It was the end of August 2015 and it was time to take my boys, Ryan and Daniel, for their back to school haircuts. As I sat in the chair watching Daniel get his hai …



Pediatric Melanoma: Where Do We Go From Here?

September 5, 2019

Guest blog post by Brittani Seynnaeve, MD, MS, Associate Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Melanoma Program Director, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Seynn …