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#EyeGetDilated: Mark Weinzierl

October 20, 2020

Guest blog post by Mark Weinzierl, OM survivor and MRF Board Member: My name is Mark Weinzierl and for the last 14 years I have been a survivor of a rare cancer that affects your eyes called ocular melanoma (OM). Although it is in the melanoma family, …

Novartis Know Now: Knowing Deborah’s BRAF Status Saved Her Valuable Time

October 7, 2020

Meet Deborah Wassertzug – a melanoma survivor who benefited from knowing her BRAF status early on, changing the course of treatment. Learn more about Deborah’s story and why it was important for her to Know Now and get tested for the BRAF gene mutation …

2020 Research Awards Announced

October 5, 2020

For more than 20 years, the MRF had advanced the field of melanoma science by supporting researchers studying a broad scientific agenda covering prevention, diagnosis, staging and treatment. This month we are proud to announce the recipients of 2020 Re …

The Melanoma Research Foundation and Dayanara Torres Want You to #GetNaked!

October 1, 2020

Washington, DC – October 1, 2020 – The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is proud to welcome Dayanara Torres as the newest spokesperson and featured model in its award-winning #GetNaked melanoma awareness campaign. In addition to being a globally reco …

Finn’s Story: A Family’s Story on Fighting Pediatric Melanoma

September 18, 2020

Guest blog from Daphne Kiernan, mother of pediatric melanoma warrior Finn.  Finn is the youngest of our five children. In July 2018, shortly after his 2nd birthday, we noticed a small red spot on his left hand. We thought it looked like a bug bite. Dur …