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#EyeGetDilated: Deborah Smith

November 22, 2017

Guest blog post by OM survivor and #EyeGetDilated advocate, Deborah Smith: I am Deborah Smith from Georgia and I have a Class II choroidal melanoma tumor. My walk with cancer has been quite a journey so far. I went to my ophthalmologist complaining of …



#EyeGetDilated: William Karp

November 15, 2017

Guest blog post by OM survivor and #EyeGetDilated advocate, William Karp: My OM journey began so quietly that I didn't know I was even on a journey. For a long time, I had been noticing that the vision in my left eye was becoming a little cloudy. I …



Near Life Experiences

October 25, 2017

Ocular melanoma survivor and 2017 MRF Courage Award recipient Aaron Davis on the importance of “near life experiences.” Aaron Davis is a marketing professional, avid bicycle racer, father to six and an ocular melanoma (OM) survivor. In recognition of t …



The MRF Welcomes CEO Elly Brtva

September 29, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is excited to announce that Eleanor (Elly) Brtva will assume the role of CEO of the Melanoma Research Foundation, effective immediately. Elly brings a wealth of knowledge, experience …



Congress Must Protect DoD Medical Research Funding

September 26, 2017

Since 1992, the Department of Defense Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) has transformed healthcare for service members and the American public through innovative and impactful biomedical research. As of 2017, Congress has, …