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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, …



Take Action: Stop the NIH Budget Cuts

March 21, 2017

The newly proposed federal budget would cut $5.8 billion from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget in fiscal year (FY) 2018, which would be a crippling blow to the scientific community. TAKE ACTION! The newly proposed federal budget woul …



Meet Dr. David Abrutyn, Melanoma Survivor and MRF Awardee

September 27, 2016

Twelve years ago, Dr. David Abrutyn's wife, Danielle, noticed a mole on the back of his leg. He was initially assured by a dermatologist that it was benign and could just be watched. However, ten months later, while he was doing his sports medicine …