Patient & Survivor Stories

The stories of patients and survivors are important reminders of why MRA is committed to ending death and suffering due to melanoma. These stories highlight the human impact of the research we support. 

Debra Black Founder of the Melanoma Research Alliance2

Debra Black

Health Scare to Transformative Change

Jamie Goldfarb Melanoma TIL Clinical Trial

Jamie Troil Goldfarb

I’m Alive Today Because of Clinical Trials

Keith Tolley Tackles Melanoma Gleevec

Keith Tolley

The Power of Family and Faith

Uveal Melanoma Patient Advocate

Melody Burchett

From Anger to Hope – One Uveal Melanoma Patient’s Journey

Libby News2

Libby Kistler

Statistics Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Eric News2

Eric Martin

Melanoma is Determined, So is Eric

Dylan Beats Depression and Skin Cancer2

Dylan Slattery

Overcoming Depression & Melanoma

Ian Schuman4

Ian Schuman

To the Twilight Zone & Back

Stefani Blog2

Stefani Schuetz

Embrace Your Skin

Jackie Larbecque2

Jackie Labrecque

How Early Detection Saved My Life

Ken Billett Melanoma2

Ken Billett

Living Life with Melanoma

Kearney News2

Jim Kearney

I Thought I Knew Myself, but I Missed It

bill blog3

Bill Sandillo

The Hidden Costs of Cancer


Jonathan Gullery

Right Place, Right Time, Right Clinical Trial

Melanoma Brain Mets Treatment3

Colleen Wittoesch

Fighting for Her Life with a Clinical Trial

Kimberly Albertson4

Kimberly Albertson

Clinical Trials and a Leap of Faith

Jacqueline Smith Faces Melanoma2

Jacqueline Smith

Promise and Persistence Paid Off

Dan Engel2

Dan Engel

Committed to Paying it Forward

2016.02 141 Dr Jeff Weber TJ

T.J. Sharpe

Seeing his Family Grow-Up

Ali Young

Ali Young

Invincible, Until You’re Not

Bob Hill

Robert Hill

NeoAdjuvant Therapy in a Clinical Trial

David faces acral melanoma2

David Marx

Acral Melanoma & Adjuvant Therapy

Melanoma And Police2

Chris Eyrich

Police Lieutenant Tackles Melanoma

Trena Brown

Trena Brown

An African-American Retiree's Journey

Tara Miller

Tara Miller

Supporting Research in Tara's Memory

Bob Hill

Robert “Bob” Hill

Bob Enrolls in Clinical Trial Testing NeoAdjuvant Therapy for Melanoma


Patrick Rebholtz

From Dermatology to Treatment: Second Opinions, Clinical Trials & becoming Your Own Best Advocate