News & Press

Congratulations to the 2020 Medical Student Research Award Recipients!

March 3, 2020

In addition to supporting established investigators and multidisciplinary research teams, the MRF is committed to funding the future of melanoma research by supporting the most promising studies being conducted by medical students early in their career …

An Exciting Update on VISION: the CURE OM Patient-Reported Registry

February 24, 2020

This week, the MRF announced a transformational new partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center (MGHCC) to advance the development and launch of VISION, the first ever patient-powered and patient-reported ocular melanoma registry! Cen …

MD Anderson’s Hussein Tawbi, MD, PhD Named to President’s Council on Science and Technology

January 29, 2020

January 29, 2020 – Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint MD Anderson’s Hussein Tawbi, MD, PhD to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). As associate professor and deputy chairman of Melanom …

Leading Melanoma Organizations Applaud Congress for Supporting $20 Million for Defense-Funded Melanoma Research

December 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2019 – The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) applaud Congress for approving $20 million in funding for the Department of Defense (DoD)-funded Peer Reviewed Melanoma Research Program …

#EyeGetDilated: Shea B.

November 27, 2019

Guest blog post by Shea Biurski, daughter of CURE OM Patient Steering Committee member and #EyeGetDilated advocate Sam Buirski: I still vividly remember the moment my mom walked through the doors of my camp classroom. I had been preparing my presentati …