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Bipartisan Support in the House for Increased Melanoma Research Funding

March 31, 2015

Representatives Maloney & Fitzpatrick request $50 million for rare cancer (including melanoma) research in FY16. On March 25th, Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) submitted a letter asking the U.S. House of Representa …



Guest Post: 4th Annual CURE OM’s Eye on a Cure Symposium

March 27, 2015

Meeting summary written by By Esther Damaser, Ph.D., ocular melanoma survivor and CURE OM Patient Steering Committee member. I am an old hand at CURE OM meetings, and an even older one at dealing with ocular melanoma (OM) in general. For those of you n …



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 …