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Guest Post: Early Detection Can Save Your Life

May 13, 2014

Stage IV melanoma survivor Jamie Goldfarb writes about the importance of early detection. “The only constant in life is change.”  – Heraclitus   My primary melanoma tumor was a birthmark on my thigh that changed over time. For at …



Guest Post: No Such Thing as “Just a Volunteer”

May 5, 2014

Our National Director of Volunteer Services, Mary Antonucci, writes: “We really couldn’t do the work we do without our dedicated volunteers. There isn’t a single aspect of our mission that doesn’t depend upon volunteers, in some capacity. Their value t …



The Melanoma Research Foundation Encourages You to #GetNaked and Detect Melanoma Early

April 30, 2014

The MRF announced the launch of its provocative new awareness campaign designed to prompt people to watch for potentially dangerous changes in moles on the skin. WASHINGTON, D.C. —The best way to fight one of the deadliest and fastest growing can …



$25 Million Government Grant Program Available for Melanoma Researchers

April 24, 2014

The Department of Defense’s Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program announces $25M in funding for rare cancer research, which includes melanoma. The Department of Defense funded Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) just announced the availablity …



Update: Help Secure Millions of Dollars for Melanoma Research

April 11, 2014

In March of 2014, 22 members of Congress supported an increase in funding dedicated to researching melanoma in the military. In March, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), a vocal advocate for federal melanoma research funding, developed a formal lett …