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Mother and Child

June 16, 2011

I just got off the phone with a young woman I met earlier this year who is battling Stage IV melanoma.  During the call she told me, “I have a 2 year old and I worry that I won’t live long enough for my child to remember me.” Jus …



June 2011 eBrief: Oncology Conference Puts Melanoma Therapies in the Spotlight

June 14, 2011

Groundbreaking Melanoma Therapies Featured at ASCO’s Annual Meeting Promising results from two separate melanoma treatment studies stole the spotlight at the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. The research feature …



Competition and Collaboration

June 1, 2011

In their most honest moments, the best and brightest scientific researchers agree that competition is good.  When researchers have to apply for limited funds they sharpen their thinking and put their best science forward.  This is why MRF has …



MRF Says Go Beyond “Usual Suspects” to Watch Moles

May 17, 2011

WASHINGTON—Unless you are Cindy Crawford, you might give little thought to the moles, freckles and other marks dotting your skin.  But, as an estimated 68,000 people discovered last year, these spots can evolve into melanoma, the deadliest f …



Alphabet Soup

May 16, 2011

I had dinner last night with two melanoma researchers.  One is an M.D.; the other has an M.D and a Ph.D.  The discussion quickly moved to new studies and treatments for melanoma, and the conversation became heavily peppered with acronyms. …