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Mission vs. Business

February 26, 2014

I had coffee recently with a woman who has a family member with pediatric melanoma. “No one is doing anything about this,” she told me. No one has built a website for this group, no Facebook page exists for exchange of ideas and support, an …



The MRF Works with Congress to Secure $10 Million Increase in Department of Defense Research Program

February 21, 2014

Melanoma along with 11 other cancers are eligible to compete for $25 million in program funding. Melanoma and 11 Other Cancer Research Topics Eligible to Compete for Funding   WASHINGTON, D.C.— In 2009, the Department of Defense began fundin …



Guest Post: Running Against Melanoma

January 31, 2014

The MRF’s National Director of the Miles for Melanoma Program, Carolyn Edrington, shares her thoughts on charity running and the role it plays in making a difference in the fight against melanoma. As the MRF’s National Director of the Miles for M …



The MRF Partners with Cancer Commons to Launch Online Patient Registry

January 17, 2014

The Melanoma Research Foundation and Cancer Commons announce the launch of the Donate Your Data Program, an online patient registry to advance research for a cure.   For Immediate Release: January 17, 2014   Contact: Lauren Smith 202-347-9675 …



The New York Times & Cancer Survival

January 16, 2014

The MRF’s Executive Director shares his thoughts on the recent controversy involving a New York Times’ editor and his criticism of breast cancer patient Lisa Adams. I am old enough to remember when the word “cancer” was rarely spoken, and t …