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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 …



Increased Access for Promising New Melanoma Drug

January 20, 2011

Amy Harmon, a reporter for The New York Times spoke with the Melanoma Research Foundation’s executive director, Tim Turnham about the promising results and increased access to a new treatment for melanoma.  Increasingly, experts believe that …



Melanoma Patient and Memorial Efforts Fuel Advances in Melanoma Research

January 20, 2011

WASHINGTON— For years, researchers in the melanoma field have worked tirelessly against funding shortfalls, a shortage of researchers and the complexities of the disease.  In many cases their work has been supported by funds raised by volunt …