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Leading Skin Cancer Organizations Urge the FDA to Ban Tanning Beds for Minors

March 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) recently signed- on to a letter from the National Council of Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP) urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to finalize the proposed rules entitled General and P …



FDA Grants Alkermes Orphan Drug Designation for the Treatment of Mucosal Melanoma

March 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently granted orphan drug designation for the treatment of mucosal melanoma to Alkermes’ investigational engineered interleukin-2 (IL-2) variant immunotherapy, nemvaleukin alfa (“nemva …



#EyeGetDilated: Alton Pace in Memory of Daryl Pace

February 26, 2021

Guest blog from Alton Pace in memory of his half-sister Daryl who passed away from ocular melanoma: “Take care of your eyeballs!” This is what my sister Daryl would often say to me years before her ocular melanoma (OM) diagnosis. Being a teenager at th …



A Focus on Rare Melanoma Subtypes

February 26, 2021

Guest blog post from Mark Weinzierl, MRF board member and ocular melanoma survivor: My name is Mark Weinzierl and I am currently a board member of the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. My inte …



#OutOfTheShadows: Eileen Walther

February 26, 2021

Guest blog post from Eileen Walther, a mucosal melanoma survivor and avid beekeeper:  Early on, I knew I’d have choices to make. I get to pick how I want to live my life and I’ve always made a conscious choice to embrace joy and gratitude. In 2017 I re …