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#EyeGetDilated: A Vision Saving, Life Saving Exam

November 29, 2021

Guest blog post by Richard K. Lodwick, OD: As I explain to most every patient, the view into the eye is a direct view into the body. Within the eye we have access to nerves and blood vessels that elsewhere are not visible to the clinician’s naked eye. …



#EyeGetDilated: It Just Might Save Your Life

November 16, 2021

Guest blog post by ocular melanoma patient and advocate Karen Kaludov: When I was in college, a doctor told me my goal was to not get skin cancer before I was 40. The doctor’s “not if but when” mentality seemed harsh, but as a red-head who grew up in s …



#EyeGetDilated: Each Day Together is Precious

November 8, 2021

Guest blog post by ocular melanoma survivor and advocate Sara Haven Rusch:  I got lucky. In 2016 I was 8 months pregnant. I went to a routine eye exam in order to get a new supply of contacts. It was supposed to be simple and routine. I had no vision c …



The Melanoma Research Foundation to Acquire the SunAWARE for Life Curriculum for Melanoma Prevention in Youth

November 2, 2021

Washington, DC (November 2) – The Melanoma Research Foundation, the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma, today announced that it will be acquiring the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation’s (CMPF) SunAWARE for Life curriculum to e …



What’s Changed in Pediatric Melanoma Treatment

October 29, 2021

Guest blog post by Vernon K. Sondak, MD (Department of Cutaneous Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center), with Jane L. Messina, MD (Departments of Cutaneous Oncology and Anatomic Pathology, Moffitt Cancer Center) and Alberto S. Pappo, MD (Department of Oncolo …