News & Press

In Memoriam: Randy Lomax

July 29, 2016

The MRF and the melanoma community are mourning the loss of Randy Lomax, who died from melanoma on July 28, 2016. Randy was diagnosed with Stage III melanoma in 2000, a time when no real treatment options existed. He knew that he was at a high risk of …

The USPSTF Concludes Not Enough Evidence to Recommend Annual Full-Body Skin Screenings

July 27, 2016

Statement from Tim Turnham, Executive Director, Melanoma Research Foundation   Washington, DC—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) announcement regarding screening for skin cancer has the potential to undo years of effort …

MRF & the Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot Program

July 27, 2016

Last month I was invited to participate in a summit meeting for Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot program, the aim of which is to achieve 10 years of progress in fighting cancer in only five years. Already this initiative has resulted in sig …

Meet Kayla, 9, Miles for Melanoma Denver’s Top Fundraiser!

July 15, 2016

Each year, Kayla Jensen, 9, looks forward to the trip she and her family make from Lewistown, Montana, to Denver, Colorado, for the annual Miles for Melanoma 5k run/walk. There Kayla meets up with her team Becky’s Buddies, of which she has been a …

The Durbin Amendment Ensures Research Funding Remains a Priority for the DoD

June 15, 2016

The Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program at the Department of Defense (DoD) has led to many significant discoveries and innovative new treatments for advanced melanoma. However, the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act contained language that would …