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Apply for the Medical Student Research Award

September 1, 2017

The Melanoma Reserach Foundation (MRF) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Medical Student Research Award. The MRF has been awarding this research grant since 2011 and in this time 35 grants have been awarded to students at 24 different institut …



FDA Expands Approval of Ipilimumab For Pediatric Melanoma Patients

August 3, 2017

Last week the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded approval of Yervoy (ipilimumab) to include pediatric patients ages 12 years and older with unresectable or metastatic melanoma. Yervoy, a monoclonal antibody that activates the imm …



Indoor Tanning Association Ends Operations

August 2, 2017

Statement from the Melanoma Research Foundation This week, the Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) announced that it will cease operations and dissolve the organization. For decades, the ITA has worked to support and promote the indoor tanning industry de …



FY17 Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Announcements Released

June 15, 2017

The MRF is pleased to report that the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) announcements—the Career Development Award, Idea Award with Special Focus, and the Transitional Team Science Award—have been published on the Congressionall …



Update on the CURE OM Patient Registry

June 2, 2017

“As a patient with choroidal melanoma with metastasis to liver, lymph node and brain, I want to share as much information as possible with other patients, researchers and clinical teams while I still can. They should have access to my story, my h …