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MRF’s 25th Anniversary: The Impact of Research on Improving Patient Outcomes

May 19, 2021

In honor of Melanoma Awareness Month, we pair a young investigator’s recently funded innovative research with her mentor’s witness of the impact of research on improving patient outcomes. Young Investigator Team Science Award: Characterizing the Role o …



#GetNaked: Darren Reilly

May 17, 2021

A few years ago, my wife was diagnosed with a rare form of melanoma. Because of this, I decided to get yearly skin checks with a dermatologist. At my first visit, I had the doc look at a suspicious freckle on my calf. He said it was nothing. The next y …



Funding Opportunities for the FY21 Melanoma Research Program Open for Applications

May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021 – The MRF is pleased to announce that the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program’s Melanoma Research Program is now accepting pre-applications for the following awards – Idea Award, Melanoma Academy Leadership Award, Melanoma Ac …



Melanoma Awareness Month: Eva’s Story on Learning to Love her Skin

May 14, 2021

Guest blog from Eva Cook, a melanoma survivor who shares her struggles of trying to live up to beauty standards at a young age and learning to love the skin she’s in: Growing up in the south, there is no shortage of hot summers and time spent in the sc …



Melanoma Awareness Month: In My Darkest Time I Made the Best Friends

May 14, 2021

Guest blog from Kent Gilliam, stage IV melanoma survivor and a member of The Melahomies:  What a whirlwind the past six years have been (which is an amazing understatement)! My story doesn’t differ much from other melanoma stories. It all started with …