News & Press

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, …

Apply for the Medical Student Research Award

September 1, 2017

The Melanoma Reserach Foundation (MRF) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Medical Student Research Award. The MRF has been awarding this research grant since 2011 and in this time 35 grants have been awarded to students at 24 different institut …

FDA Expands Approval of Ipilimumab For Pediatric Melanoma Patients

August 3, 2017

Last week the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded approval of Yervoy (ipilimumab) to include pediatric patients ages 12 years and older with unresectable or metastatic melanoma. Yervoy, a monoclonal antibody that activates the imm …

Indoor Tanning Association Ends Operations

August 2, 2017

Statement from the Melanoma Research Foundation This week, the Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) announced that it will cease operations and dissolve the organization. For decades, the ITA has worked to support and promote the indoor tanning industry de …

FY17 Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Announcements Released

June 15, 2017

The MRF is pleased to report that the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) announcements—the Career Development Award, Idea Award with Special Focus, and the Transitional Team Science Award—have been published on the Congressionall …