News & Press


Summer’s Story: The Need for an OM Patient Registry

August 24, 2016

Summer shares her ocular melanoma story and why she joined the #CUREOM Unite! campaign to support the development of a national ocular melanoma patient registry. Dear OM Community,  Week after week, month after month, the reported cases of ocular …



In Christy’s Words: The 2nd Annual Pediatric Melanoma Summit

August 22, 2016

"Mommy, thank you so much for taking me to Great Wolf Lodge again!" Moses wrapped his arms around my neck, with great big tears streaming down his face. I don't know if Moses completely grasps the full significance of this yearly tri …



In Memoriam: Randy Lomax

July 29, 2016

The MRF and the melanoma community are mourning the loss of Randy Lomax, who died from melanoma on July 28, 2016. Randy was diagnosed with Stage III melanoma in 2000, a time when no real treatment options existed. He knew that he was at a high risk of …



The USPSTF Concludes Not Enough Evidence to Recommend Annual Full-Body Skin Screenings

July 27, 2016

Statement from Tim Turnham, Executive Director, Melanoma Research Foundation   Washington, DC—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) announcement regarding screening for skin cancer has the potential to undo years of effort …



MRF & the Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot Program

July 27, 2016

Last month I was invited to participate in a summit meeting for Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot program, the aim of which is to achieve 10 years of progress in fighting cancer in only five years. Already this initiative has resulted in sig …