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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 …



In Christy’s Words: The 2nd Annual Pediatric Melanoma Summit

August 22, 2016

"Mommy, thank you so much for taking me to Great Wolf Lodge again!" Moses wrapped his arms around my neck, with great big tears streaming down his face. I don't know if Moses completely grasps the full significance of this yearly tri …



In Linda’s Words: 5th Annual CURE OM Eyes on a Cure Symposium

March 24, 2016

Melanoma has been a part of my life since 2004. November 2004 I was diagnosed with Stage I cutaneous (skin) melanoma and in January 2008 I was diagnosed with ocular melanoma (OM). In March 2008 I had plaque brachytherapy treatment to treat the tumor in …



Taking Ed’s Melanoma Fight to Capitol Hill

February 22, 2016

I was first diagnosed with melanoma in 1996. Thanks to my primary care doctor, who identified an irregular mole on my back during a routine physical, and my dermatologist, Dr. Glenn Fuchs, who biopsied then removed the mole, it was identified very earl …



Guest Post: 4th Annual CURE OM’s Eye on a Cure Symposium

March 27, 2015

Meeting summary written by By Esther Damaser, Ph.D., ocular melanoma survivor and CURE OM Patient Steering Committee member. I am an old hand at CURE OM meetings, and an even older one at dealing with ocular melanoma (OM) in general. For those of you n …