News & Press


The MRF Partners with Cancer Commons to Launch Online Patient Registry

January 17, 2014

The Melanoma Research Foundation and Cancer Commons announce the launch of the Donate Your Data Program, an online patient registry to advance research for a cure.   For Immediate Release: January 17, 2014   Contact: Lauren Smith 202-347-9675 …



The New York Times & Cancer Survival

January 16, 2014

The MRF’s Executive Director shares his thoughts on the recent controversy involving a New York Times’ editor and his criticism of breast cancer patient Lisa Adams. I am old enough to remember when the word “cancer” was rarely spoken, and t …



WUSA-TV Interview Regarding FDA Approval of First Combo Therapy for Advanced Melanoma

January 13, 2014

On January 9, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first-ever combination therapy for the treatment of advanced melanoma. WUSA9 (Washington, D.C.'s CBS affiliate) interviewed the MRF's Executive Director Tim Turnham and Sta …



FDA Approves First Combination Therapy for Advanced Melanoma

January 8, 2014

Today the FDA issued the first-ever approval of a drug combination for the treatment of melanoma. Statement from Tim Turnham, Executive Director,  Melanoma Research Foundation   For years, researchers have believed that the most effective app …



Guest Post: A Promise to My Daughter

January 6, 2014

Our Education Program Manager Shelby Moneer writes, “I’d always heard that ‘everything changes when you have a baby.’ While I expected that to be true, I never thought I would be impacted in so many ways by the presence of a little, blue-eyed, chubby-c …