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Meet Dr. David Abrutyn, Melanoma Survivor and MRF Awardee

September 27, 2016

Twelve years ago, Dr. David Abrutyn's wife, Danielle, noticed a mole on the back of his leg. He was initially assured by a dermatologist that it was benign and could just be watched. However, ten months later, while he was doing his sports medicine …



In Kristin’s Words: A Patient Perspective on Research

September 20, 2016

Ocular melanoma patient and advocate Kristin Nocco recently participated in a first-of-its-kind patient review process to determine the recipient of OM research funding. My name is Kristin Nocco. I live in Philadelphia, was diagnosed with uveal melanom …



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 …