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Melanoma Awareness Month: Spreading the Message of Vincero!

May 21, 2021

Guest blog from Mary Forni, in memory of her husband James who passed away from melanoma in 2015:  James was originally diagnosed with melanoma in April of 2007 after a routine check-up at the doctors when a suspicious mole was removed from his back. A …



Melanoma Awareness Month: A Daughter’s Viewpoint on her Mother’s Melanoma Diagnosis

May 21, 2021

Guest blog from Kristin Wlezien, daughter of a stage III melanoma survivor: It has been almost five years since my mother was diagnosed with stage III melanoma. Five days after my wedding, she discovered a lump under her right armpit, an enlarged lymph …



MRF’s 25th Anniversary: The Impact of Research on Improving Patient Outcomes

May 19, 2021

In honor of Melanoma Awareness Month, we pair a young investigator’s recently funded innovative research with her mentor’s witness of the impact of research on improving patient outcomes. Young Investigator Team Science Award: Characterizing the Role o …



#GetNaked: Darren Reilly

May 17, 2021

A few years ago, my wife was diagnosed with a rare form of melanoma. Because of this, I decided to get yearly skin checks with a dermatologist. At my first visit, I had the doc look at a suspicious freckle on my calf. He said it was nothing. The next y …



Funding Opportunities for the FY21 Melanoma Research Program Open for Applications

May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021 – The MRF is pleased to announce that the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program’s Melanoma Research Program is now accepting pre-applications for the following awards – Idea Award, Melanoma Academy Leadership Award, Melanoma Ac …