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MD Anderson’s Hussein Tawbi, MD, PhD Named to President’s Council on Science and Technology

January 29, 2020

January 29, 2020 – Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint MD Anderson’s Hussein Tawbi, MD, PhD to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). As associate professor and deputy chairman of Melanom …



Leading Melanoma Organizations Applaud Congress for Supporting Million for Defense-Funded Melanoma Research

December 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2019 – The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) applaud Congress for approving million in funding for the Department of Defense (DoD)-funded Peer Reviewed Melanoma Research Program …



#EyeGetDilated: Shea B.

November 27, 2019

Guest blog post by Shea Biurski, daughter of CURE OM Patient Steering Committee member and #EyeGetDilated advocate Sam Buirski: I still vividly remember the moment my mom walked through the doors of my camp classroom. I had been preparing my presentati …



Developing More Effective Treatments for Ocular Melanoma

November 22, 2019

SKCC Research Discoveries Translate to More Effective Treatments for Ocular Melanoma Guest blog post by Andrew Aplin, PhD, Associate Director for Basic Science and the Program Leader for Cancer Cell Biology and Signaling (CCBS) in the NCI-designated Si …



#EyeGetDilated: Nigel D.

November 19, 2019

Guest blog post by Nigel Deacon, ocular melanoma survivor, member of the CURE OM Patient Steering Committee and Co-founder of Ocumel Canada: Why have your eyes examined? I will explain. Please read on. Your eyes can hold secrets, sometimes dark ones. I …