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Movie Buffs and Melanoma Advocates Combine Forces Against Melanoma on May 3

March 23, 2015

The Melanoma Research Foundation Announces 4th Annual Miles for Melanoma 5k Run/Walk on the Universal Studios Backlot   Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, CA, March 23, 2015 – The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) today announced the fourth …



CURE OM Director and Patient Advocate Sara Selig, MD Responds to Oliver Sacks Ocular Melanoma News

February 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Community United for Research and Education of Ocular Melanoma (CURE OM) commends Oliver Sacks for bravely sharing his experiences with ocular melanoma (OM) and bringing attention to this rare disease. With approximately 2,0 …



Caregiver Fatigue: How to Avoid Burning Out

January 6, 2015

Providing care to a sick loved one is a centuries-old act of kindness and loyalty. There is comfort in knowing that your loved one is receiving the best possible care and relationships are often strengthened by this new kind of intimacy. The benefits o …



FDA Approves Opdivo for Advanced Melanoma

December 22, 2014

Statement from Tim Turnham, Executive Director Melanoma Research Foundation   Today the FDA approved Opdivo (nivolumab), a new treatment for advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. This approval is a promising development for people …



A Global Effort Against Melanoma

December 19, 2014

In November, the MRF convened an international group of melanoma patient advocates with the goal of advancing the global fight against this disease. Three years ago a pharmaceutical company asked me to attend a meeting with other patient advocates from …