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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 …

Update on the CURE OM Patient Registry

June 2, 2017

“As a patient with choroidal melanoma with metastasis to liver, lymph node and brain, I want to share as much information as possible with other patients, researchers and clinical teams while I still can. They should have access to my story, my h …

In Faith’s Words: Connecting with the OM Community

May 8, 2017

My name is Faith Hauss and in February of 2015 I was diagnosed with ocular melanoma in my left eye at the age of 42. As compared to other forms of cancer, and even the more common cutaneous (skin) melanoma, the outlook for those with this rare disease …

Melanoma Awareness Month and a New Look for the MRF

May 1, 2017

Dear Friends, Today marks the beginning of Melanoma Awareness Month, a time for our community to come together to educate others and support melanoma survivors and patients. Starting today, you will notice a change to the MRF logo. The MRF board and st …