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Act Now! Congress Proposes $10 Million for Melanoma Research

August 24, 2018

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) needs you right now! After more than a decade of advocacy by the MRF and supporters like you we are days away from securing $10 million in Department of Defense (DOD) funding for melanoma research! The Senate has …



Congress Proposes $80M in Cancer Research Funding

June 14, 2018

Congress Proposes $80 Million for Cancer Research Funding WASHINGTON, DC – On June 13, 2018, the House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the Fiscal 2019 Defense Appropriations bill. Included in this legislation is $80 million for the Dep …



The MRF Commends Increase in Government Cancer Research Funding

March 23, 2018

UPDATE: You can view the PRCRP Funding Opportunities and Application Review Process Webinar to learn more about the application process!  Congress Increases Military Cancer Research Funding to $80 Million WASHINGTON, DC – Today a major appro …



Rare Disease Day: Ross’s Story

February 26, 2018

Guest blog post from April Muhlbauer, MRF advocate and mother of a 13-year-old pediatric melanoma warrior. “I didn’t know anything about melanoma or skin cancer before I got it. I didn’t think I would ever get cancer. I want kids and …



Congress Must Protect DoD Medical Research Funding

September 26, 2017

Since 1992, the Department of Defense Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) has transformed healthcare for service members and the American public through innovative and impactful biomedical research. As of 2017, Congress has, …