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Landon’s Story: Living with Childhood Cancer

September 3, 2020

Guest blog post by Landon Agosta, a pediatric melanoma survivor:  My name is Landon Agosta and I am from Marine City, MI. I have four siblings, two older and two younger. Some of my favorite things are baseball, basketball, football, tennis and volleyb …



A Father’s Perspective: Fighting Melanoma Together

September 3, 2020

Guest blog post by Joe Agosta, father of pediatric melanoma survivor Landon:  We are the Agosta family: Joe and Amanda, along with our five boys, Collin, Kaden, Landon, Cameron and Preston. We live in Marine City, MI. We love living in Michigan because …



MRF Breakthrough Consortium Welcomes Fox Chase Cancer Center

September 2, 2020

Washington, DC, September 2, 2020 – The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is pleased to announce that Fox Chase Cancer Center has been selected as the newest member of the MRF Breakthrough Consortium (MRFBC). Founded in 2010, the MRFBC is a nationwide …



Meet the Doctor: Dr. Vernon Sondak

August 31, 2020

Meet Dr. Vernon Sondak! This year the MRF is excited to have Dr. Sondak participate in our 2020 Virtual Pediatric Melanoma Summit from September 21-25, 2020 to help spread awareness about pediatric melanoma. Get to know more about him below!  Dr. Sonda …



What is Pediatric Melanoma?

August 31, 2020

Guest blog by Vernon Sondak, MD and Jane L. Messina, MD from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Sondak will be presenting at our 2020 Virtual Pediatric Melanoma Summit.  Pediatric melanoma is defined as a mal …