News & Press


New Awareness Videos Share the Message about Melanoma

January 13, 2012

The Melanoma Research Foundation was excited to learn that members of the Western University of Health Sciences Dermatology Interest Group Association recently created two powerful videos that underscore the seriousness of melanoma. We thank them for t …



The Question

January 9, 2012

  I have been around hospitals, doctors, and life-threatening illnesses for a large portion of my life, so I was recently taken aback to learn that something I had heard said over and over in those settings might actually be insulting. People resp …



Gifts and Giving

December 27, 2011

  A close relative is a two-time cancer survivor.  He was diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer that is notorious for recurrence.  Fortunately the doctors caught it early and rounds of radiation and chemotherapy worked their magic on …



Holiday Spirit

December 19, 2011

  The holidays can be challenging in many ways, and particularly when the previous year has brought the death of a loved one.  Often, when someone dies of melanoma, the family elects to have donations made to MRF in that person’s memory …



Public Servants

December 6, 2011

  Newscasters tell us that the approval rating for the US Congress is at an all-time low—under 10%.  We hear a lot about a “do-nothing” Congress, and have become jaded about the commitment and dedication of these, often, car …