Connecting the Dots – Clinical Trials and Patient Engagement
MRA is thrilled to announce the launch of the Melanoma > Exchange, a melanoma treatment and research focused discussion group and support community. Through the Melanoma > Exchange, anyone touched by Melanoma can find support, ask questions, and build community among people who share a similar experience.
A Daughter Reflects on Her Father’s Battle with Melanoma
This week, we feature a guest post by Samantha Stinchcomb, a student at the University of Delaware. When her father succumbed to melanoma, Samantha and her family and friends founded the Wayne Stinchcomb Big Orange Foundation to raise money for melanoma research and to educate her local community about the disease...
A Father Turns His Grief into Fundraising
26 January 2016 In Melanoma Stories
Ross King lost his daughter, Jackie, to melanoma when she was just 22 years old. Since then, Ross has become a passionate supporter of melanoma research to help fulfill a promise he made to Jackie. Ross talked with us about his experience and what motivates him to take up the cause.
Partnering for Cures: How Patients Can Stop Talking and Start Doing Something
Earlier this week, more than 700 thought leaders from throughout the healthcare industry gathered in New York for FasterCures’ Partnering for Cures meeting. This annual event brings together a variety of decision-makers from across diseases who are motivated by the same mission – to reduce the time and cost of...
Immunotherapy Patient Forum: 6 Reasons to Attend
27 October 2015 In Events
On November 7, the Melanoma Research Alliance is co-hosting a Patient Forum on Immunology with Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer. The event will be held at the National Harbor, near Washington, DC. Online registration is open through October 30.
A Father Shares His Family's Journey with Melanoma
In this guest blog post, Skip Grinberg shares his family's experience with melanoma and his drive to advance research. [caption id="attachment_1505" align="alignright" width="300"] Skip Grinberg and his extended family[/caption] Life can occasionally throw you a sharp-breaking curveball.
What We Can Learn from President Carter’s Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment
By Louise M. Perkins, Ph.D., MRA Chief Science Officer | 21 August 2015 In Treatment
President Jimmy Carter revealed to the world his diagnosis with melanoma with both the grace and bravery that we may all aspire to in the face of such news. His melanoma presentation was a bit unusual and naturally confusing.
Ups and Downs for Melanoma. But Staying Focused.
By Louise M. Perkins, Ph.D., MRA Chief Science Officer | 25 June 2015 In Science
This time a week ago I was jubilant. The SU2C-MRA Melanoma Dream Team’s paper describing a precision medicine approach to treating patients had just been published. And in the middle of the week an important article published in the prestigious scientific journal Cell describing the comprehensive genomic landscape of over...
A Patient's Take on MRA's Scientific Retreat
Melanoma patient and blogger T.J. Sharpe attended the Melanoma Research Alliance's Scientific Retreat last month. While the retreat is primarily intended as a way for doctors and researchers to share the latest information on melanoma research, we try to include patients, foundations, families and others who care about melanoma.
New Melanoma Stories
13 June 2013 In Melanoma Stories
Melanoma has touched the lives of many people, and MRA is always eager to hear melanoma stories from patients, researchers, family members, and everyone else affected by this disease. We've recently added two more must-read survivor stories to the MRA website, and here's a preview: