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Ruby’s Story: Fighting Melanoma as a Family

September 16, 2019

Guest blog post by Ali Thackeray, mother to six-year-old pediatric melanoma fighter, Ruby, and member of the Pediatric Melanoma Parent Steering Committee: Ruby was born in March 2013 with a large vascular mass on her neck, diagnosed as an atypical nodu …



Choosing the Right Sunscreen for Children

September 11, 2019

Guest blog post by Robin P. Gehris, MD, FAAD, FAAP, Chief of Pediatric Dermatology, Medical Director of Pediatric Teledermatology and Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Gehris serves on the MRF Pe …



Fighting Melanoma with Courage: Daniel’s Story

September 9, 2019

Guest blog post by Antonietta Forte, mother of stage IV melanoma fighter, Daniel Forte: It was the end of August 2015 and it was time to take my boys, Ryan and Daniel, for their back to school haircuts. As I sat in the chair watching Daniel get his hai …



Pediatric Melanoma: Where Do We Go From Here?

September 5, 2019

Guest blog post by Brittani Seynnaeve, MD, MS, Associate Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Melanoma Program Director, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Seynn …



Apply Now for 2020 Medical Student Research Grants

September 5, 2019

Download the Request for Proposals and apply today! The MRF is committed to supporting a broad scientific agenda and researchers at every career stage from established investigators and multidisciplinary teams to young medical students who are explorin …