News & Press


FDA Approval of New Melanoma Therapy Changes Landscape for Patients

March 25, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Thirteen years of waiting is now over for melanoma patients. That’s how long it’s been since the last therapy became available to treat the most lethal form of skin cancer – melanoma.  The FDA today announc …



A Hero Called “ipi”

March 25, 2011

The news is not a surprise.  We have been waiting for it for days.  Maybe years.  I was sitting in my office this morning when the phone rang.  On the line was a colleague telling me the news—the FDA has approved a new drug fo …



New Tool Helps Melanoma Patients Explore Cutting-Edge Treatment Options

March 11, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Most melanoma patients never hear about the most cutting edge treatments available to them.  That’s because some of the most innovative approaches are available only through clinical trials and too few patients are ev …



Study Finds News Hope for Prevention of Melanoma

February 4, 2011

The MRF is committed to funding research for finding new treatments that will make a meaningful impact on survival for melanoma patients and understanding ways to improve prevention of the disease.  Part of these efforts includes funding promising …



Oncology & Biotech News Examines Patient Response to Cancer Diagnosis

February 2, 2011

There’s been much buzz about the new Showtime series, “The Big C” and the portrayal of cancer on the show.  But what do melanoma patients think about mixing comedy and cancer?  Recently, a reporter from Oncology & Biotec …