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Graham – #GivingTuesday 2015

November 30, 2015

#GivingTuesday is TOMORROW, December 1! Join Graham in Supporting the MRF.   During the holiday season, we are especially grateful for the children in our lives and the joy they bring. For those touched by pediatric melanoma, this time to draw fam …



Julie & Amelia – #GivingTuesday 2015

November 25, 2015

#GivingTuesday is Tuesday, December 1, 2015! Join Julie and Amelia in Supporting the MRF.   #GivingTuesday is Tuesday, December 1 and your gift to the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) of any amount will make a difference. In the coming days as y …



Guest Post: Dr. Sacks, Ocular Melanoma and Gratitude

November 12, 2015

Ocular melanoma survivor Anne Marie Montijo reflects on the passing of Dr. Oliver Sacks and her own goal to live each day with a spirit of gratitude. When Dr. Oliver Sacks died earlier this year from metastatic ocular melanoma (OM), I reflected on his …



FDA Approves New Targeted Therapy Combination (Vemurafenib and Cobimetinib) to Treat Advanced Melanoma

November 10, 2015

Today, the FDA approved the targeted therapy combination of vemurafenib (Zelboraf®) with cobimetinib (Cotellic) for people who have advanced or metastatic melanoma and who test positive for the genetic mutation, BRAF V600. Statement from Tim Turnham, E …



Washington, D.C. Community Combats Melanoma at 7th Annual Wings of Hope Gala

November 6, 2015

Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, November 7th, the Washington, D.C. melanoma community will come together to honor those who have been impacted by melanoma and raise funds to support the search for new and better treatment options at the 7th annual DC W …