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20 Apr, 2016, 14:00 ET Actor Jason George Leads Fight Against Melanoma, the Fastest Growing Cancer in the World, at the Melanoma Research Foundation's Miles For Melanoma 5k in Los Angeles on May 1

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) today announced it is partnering with world-renowned actor and long-time melanoma advocate Jason George...


08 Dec, 2015, 09:00 ET Rare Cancer Community Unites to Drive Research for a Cure Forward

 The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is pleased to announce more than $165,000 was raised to advance critically important research focused...


09 Sep, 2015, 08:43 ET World Champion Athlete Joins Fight Against Melanoma

Four-time Triathlon World Champion and internationally-renowned endurance athlete Leanda Cave is joining forces with the Melanoma Research...


30 Oct, 2014, 14:21 ET Kevin Nealon to Host Third Annual Celebrity Golf Classic to Benefit Melanoma Research Foundation November 10th

 Actor and comedian Kevin Nealon will reprise his role as host of the annual Melanoma Research Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic on November...


04 Sep, 2014, 17:07 ET FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Advanced Melanoma

Today the FDA approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab), a new treatment for advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Melanoma...


29 Jul, 2014, 00:01 ET Statement from Tim Turnham, Executive Director, Melanoma Research Foundation, Regarding Surgeon General's Skin Cancer Call to Action

Despite the epidemic rise in melanoma incidence and the increasingly heavy toll it is taking on young adults, this cancer has remained low on the...


17 Jul, 2014, 13:09 ET Senate Appropriations Committee Increases Funding Available for Melanoma Research

Today the Senate Appropriations Committee approved their fiscal year 2015 Defense Appropriations bill which includes $50 million for the Department...


01 May, 2014, 07:00 ET Melanoma Research Foundation Encourages You to #GetNaked and Detect Melanoma Early

The best way to fight one of the deadliest and fastest growing cancers may be to get naked. The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) announced today...


09 Jan, 2014, 08:29 ET Statement from Tim Turnham, Executive Director, Melanoma Research Foundation, Regarding Approval of Combination Therapy for Advanced Melanoma

 For years, researchers have believed that the most effective approach to treating melanoma is likely to be in combining two or more drugs...


31 Oct, 2013, 08:45 ET The Melanoma Research Foundation's CURE OM Initiative Announces New Research Grant Recipients and Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary

Melanoma of the eye, also called ocular or uveal melanoma, is the most common eye cancer in adults and the second most common type of melanoma. Two...


08 May, 2013, 10:00 ET Atlanta Braves First Baseman Highlights Importance of Skin and Sun Safety during Melanoma Awareness Month

 When the Atlanta Braves' first baseman, Freddie Freeman, was just a child, he lost his mother to melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer. As...


11 Apr, 2013, 11:00 ET Sheryl & Rob Lowe Co-chair Melanoma Research Foundation's Miles For Melanoma 5K Run/Walk At Universal Studios

Universal Pictures, Pale Girl SPEAKS and the Melanoma Research Foundation Announce 2nd Annual Event at Universal Studios on May 4th with Sponsors...


27 Jun, 2012, 13:30 ET Capitol Hill Briefing Addresses How to Fight the Rising Tide of Melanoma

- Melanoma Research Foundation Hosts Briefing with Members of Congress, Leading Melanoma Researcher and Survivors of Advanced Melanoma - How...


15 Mar, 2012, 14:25 ET Melanoma Research Foundation and Pale Girl SPEAKS Host Miles for Melanoma Run/Walk at Universal Studios

May 6 Event Will Raise Funds for Melanoma Research, Advocacy and Education During Melanoma Awareness Month  The Melanoma Research...


08 Nov, 2011, 13:39 ET Washington, D.C. Melanoma Patient Community Celebrates Treatment Advances

-Third Annual Brenda MacDonald Foundation Wings of Hope Gala Raises Money to Support Further Research- This year, the melanoma community...


31 Oct, 2011, 10:00 ET New Initiative Focuses Attention on Ocular Melanoma

-Melanoma Research Foundation launches campaign to advance research and support patients- Battling melanoma is tough.  Battling a rare and...


25 Mar, 2011, 13:59 ET Approval of New Melanoma Therapy Changes Landscape for Patients

-FDA decision on immunotherapy means first new treatment option in more than a decade becoming available- Thirteen years of waiting is now over...


01 Nov, 2010, 09:00 ET Melanoma Research Gets Boost from Washington, D.C. Patients and Party-goers

-Second Annual Wings of Hope Gala Receives Support from Families Affected by Deadly Disease- For years, treatment options for patients with...


01 May, 2009, 14:49 ET Melanoma Organization Launches Digital Resources

Melanoma Research Foundation leverages online tools to reach consumers during Melanoma Awareness Month As part of Melanoma Awareness Month this...


24 Feb, 2009, 09:00 ET Non-Profit Gives $800,000 for Melanoma Research in 2009

-Melanoma Research Foundation awards grants to five melanoma researchers- Today the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), the largest independent,...


02 Apr, 2008, 01:00 ET $1M in New Grants Awarded to Further Melanoma Research in 2008

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) recently approved 2008 grants through the...


28 Sep, 2007, 01:00 ET Melanoma Research Foundation and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Host Educational Symposium and Reception for Melanoma Patients, Family Members and Healthcare Providers

SEATTLE, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Every hour of every day, someone dies of melanoma in the United States, making this disease one of the fastest...