News & Press

#EyeGetDilated: Roger Z.

November 6, 2019

Guest blog post by Roger Z., OM advocate and an ocular melanoma “caregiver warrior”: Our journey together began during the summer of 2008. Back then, Chad and I both danced at the same country bar and had several friends in common, but we had never met …

#EyeGetDilated: Lindsay Z.

November 1, 2019

Guest blog post by Lindsay Zubeck, MRF Courage Award recipient and #EyeGetDilated advocate: It never occurred to me that I should see an eye doctor – I was blessed with 20/20 vision. You only see an eye doctor if you need glasses, right? At the age of …

MRF & MRA Commend the Senate Appropriations Committee for Supporting $20 Million for Defense-Funded Melanoma Research

September 24, 2019

      WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2019 – The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) commend the Senate Appropriations Committee for including $20 million for Department of Defense (DoD)-funded melan …

Clara’s Story: Advocating for Your Child’s Health

September 23, 2019

Guest blog post by Andrea Smith, mother of pediatric melanoma survivor Clara and member of the MRF’s Pediatric Melanoma Parent Steering Committee: In early 2017, Clara (then 15 months old) had what looked like a small pimple form on her lower calf. The …

Pediatric Melanoma: Beyond the ABCDs

September 20, 2019

Guest blog post by Vernon K. Sondak, MD, Chair, Department of Cutaneous Oncology and Jane L. Messina, MD, Senior Member, Departments of Anatomic Pathology and Cutaneous Oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Sondak and Dr. Messina serve on the M …