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Meet Doug: Melanoma Survivor

January 15, 2021

Guest blog post by Doug Brodman, Stage IV melanoma survivor and member of the MRF Board: It has been 7 years since I was diagnosed with melanoma. Beginning with a tumor discovery, turning toward surgery as a solution then radiation as a preventative me …



Meet Dr. Weber: Melanoma Researcher

January 15, 2021

Guest blog post by Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, deputy director of the Perlmutter Cancer Center and codirector of the Melanoma Research Program at NYU Langone Health. Learn more about melanoma from Dr. Weber in a series of animated patient videos. Immunothe …



25th Anniversary: Building Hope Since 1996

January 13, 2021

Guest blog post from Jeff Ashby, late husband of the MRF’s founder, Diana Ashby:  The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) officially started in 1996 by Diana Merriweather Ashby with a goal of giving hope to melanoma patients and family members. Diana su …



The Size of a Pea – My Melanoma Story

December 17, 2020

Guest blog post from Ellen Errico whose husband found a small spot on her back that ended up being stage 3a melanoma. Read her story here:  In late May of 2019, I asked my husband John to put some sunblock on my back before heading outside to enjoy the …



#EyeGetDilated: Alex Shoushtari, MD

November 30, 2020

Guest blog from Dr. Alex Shoushtari, medical oncologist with an expertise in uveal melanoma:  Getting a dilated eye exam is like going to the dentist. Mentally, it feels way more burdensome than it actually is (just bring sunglasses!), and it is very e …