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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 …

CURE OM 10 Years Later

May 14, 2021

Guest blog from Dr. Sara Selig, Co-Founder & Director, CURE Ocular Melanoma (CURE OM):  May Day is an important day in my life. It is the day my best friend and eventual husband Gregg proposed to me and asked me to spend a lifetime of adventures to …

Melanoma Research Foundation Launches Historic Patient-Reported Ocular Melanoma Registry

May 10, 2021

  The MRF’s CURE Ocular Melanoma (CURE OM) initiative announces the first-of-its-kind patient-reported registry to accelerate the pace of research and treatment development, transforming the scientific understanding of this rare disease. WASHINGTO …

Melanoma Awareness Month: A Doctor’s Perspective

May 7, 2021

Guest blog from Dr. Amy Wechsler, board-certified dermatologist and psychiatrist: When I was asked to write this blog post for the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) about melanoma, my aim was to raise awareness and focus on prevention. As a dermatolog …

Melanoma Awareness Month: The Evolution of Sun Safety Among Young Women

May 7, 2021

Guest blog from Rebecca Dreman, Miss America 1974 and stage IV melanoma survivor:  I have had a front row seat watching the evolution of sun safety among young women. When I was a contestant in the Miss America pageant, glowing, tan skin was the norm w …