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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 …



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 …