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New Treatments for Melanoma and the MRF

August 30, 2010

Although the last time a new drug was approved for metastatic melanoma was over a decade ago, recent advances offer new hope for patients.  Two drugs, ipilimumab and PLX4032 have shown promising results and received significant coverage from the m …

New Advances in Melanoma Therapies Offer Hope for Patients

August 25, 2010

USA TODAY and NBC News report on results from a study highlighting a promising new therapy for metastatic melanoma.  The new research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, examines the experimental therapy called PLX4032.  The Me …

Investigational Drug for Advanced Melanoma Receives FDA Priority Review

August 20, 2010

Earlier this week, pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a priority review for Ipilimumab, an investigational treatment,  for adult patients with advanced melanoma who ha …

Is a Cure in Sight?

August 17, 2010

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J.—The recent debut of “The Big C” on Showtime has placed some of Hollywood’s spotlight on melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.  The show features award-winning actress Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison, …

New Grants Available for Medical Students

August 16, 2010

The Melanoma Research Foundation is proud to announce new research funding opportunities for medical students.  Approximately five research grants will be awarded, allowing medical students to engage in short clinical or lab-based research project …