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#OutOfTheShadows: James Hexter

February 16, 2021

Guest blog from James Hexter, a dedicated member of the New York City Miles for Melanoma community and a mucosal melanoma thriver: Looking back on it, I am not sure I realized at the time how fortunate I was and am. I remember coming home from my oral …



Future Medical Student’s Mission to Educate Everyone on Skin Cancer

February 11, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, Ashley Nelson, a medical assistant in dermatology and future medical student, shares what she has learned about dermatology working in her field and how it’s important for people of color to learn the facts about melano …



Hope Changes Everything

January 29, 2021

Guest blog post from MRF Board Chair Steven Silverstein: I cannot imagine a more powerful and perfect tagline to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Melanoma Research Foundation. Hope changes everything! Hello, my name is Steven Silverstein and I hav …



Miles for Melanoma: Team Farrell

January 28, 2021

Guest blog post by Maryann Farrell, melanoma advocate and captain of Team Farrell: My melanoma journey began in 1998 when my husband was playing with our 18-month-old son. A scratch behind my husband’s ear led us to a dermatologist and to a melanoma di …



MRF 25th Anniversary: Melanoma Field Needs a Pipeline of Talented Young Scientists

January 28, 2021

In honor of the MRF’s 25th Anniversary, we share a guest blog post from Keiran Smalley, PhD, a previous MRF Career Development Award recipient and current MRF Grant Scientific Research Officer:  I was invited to write something for this blog sharing my …