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2014-01-09 08:28:19

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For years, researchers have believed that the most effective approach to treating melanoma is likely to be in combining two or more drugs together. Yesterday the FDA issued the first-ever approval of a drug combination for the treatment of this cancer. This combination involves a MEK inhibitor, trametinib, and a BRAF inhibitor, dabrafenib, both of which were approved by the FDA as single agents in May 2013. Inhibition of BRAF, an...

2013-11-20 08:24:42

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, November 18, actor and comedian Kevin Nealon hosted the second annual Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF). Kevin and his celebrity friends helped increase awareness about melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, while raising critically-needed funding for melanoma research. "The second Celebrity Golf Classic was another sellout event and helped bring a great deal of attention to...

2013-10-31 08:34:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 years ago this month the Melanoma Research Foundation launched a new initiative called CURE OM (Community United for Research and Education of Ocular Melanoma) specifically to accelerate research into OM and support for the people affected by this disease. CURE OM has much to show for its first...

2013-10-22 23:25:13

Tournament players and sponsors will help make a difference in the fight against melanoma, while having the opportunity to mingle with some of their favorite celebrities and VIPs. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) announced that actor and comedian Kevin Nealon will reprise his role as host of the second annual Celebrity Golf Classic to fuel melanoma research on November 18th at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, CA. Kevin is partnering with the...

2013-06-03 16:26:50

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following May Melanoma Awareness Month, EHE International, the SHADE Foundation of America and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) are partnering to bring vital skin cancer prevention messages to Rockefeller Center and its visitors. The window display, located at 10 Rockefeller Plaza and donated by EHE International, provides proven facts about melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer), the damaging effects of tanning and sun exposure,...

2013-05-08 12:24:45

The Melanoma Research Foundation partners with Freddie Freeman to underscore the need for early detection, sunscreen protection and skin screenings WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the Atlanta Braves' first baseman, Freddie Freeman, was just a child, he lost his mother to melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer. As a tribute to her memory, and in recognition of both Melanoma Awareness Month and Mother's Day, Freeman is joining forces with the Melanoma Research...

2013-04-23 08:29:03

New survey shows one in six men don't want to get a skin cancer screening because they are afraid of what they will hear NEW YORK, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey shows that when it comes to getting screened for skin cancer, one in six men avoid going for fear of the results they will receive.( )This may be one reason why men are almost twice as likely as women to die from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, and nearly two-thirds don't see a point in going to a...

2013-04-11 12:27:31

Universal Pictures, Pale Girl SPEAKS and the Melanoma Research Foundation Announce 2nd Annual Event at Universal Studios on May 4(th) with Sponsors including the Style Network, LA Galaxy and the Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON and LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) and Pale Girl SPEAKS today announced that skin cancer survivor Sheryl Lowe and her husband, actor Rob Lowe, will co-chair the second annual Miles for Melanoma 5K Run/Walk...

2013-02-20 00:20:46

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday February 16, 2013, Victor Marx provided information about "All Things Possible" to the celebrity guests of the pre-Oscar event produced by Suzanne DeLaurentiis and John Gentry Tennyson to benefit the Melanoma Research Foundation. Some of the celebrities indulging in the suite included: Niecy Nash, Navid Negahban, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Daphne Wayans, Shar Jackson, Kaya Jones, Sheree Fletcher, Rebecca Crews, Katie Cleary,...

2013-02-19 16:24:11

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday February 16, 2013, Luc Mena Photography made an impressive debut at the pre-Oscar event produced by Suzanne DeLaurentiis and John Gentry Tennyson to benefit the Melanoma Research Foundation. Some of the celebrities indulging in the suite included: Niecy Nash, Navid Negahban, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Daphne Wayans, Shar Jackson, Kaya Jones, Sheree Fletcher, Rebecca Crews, Katie Cleary, Austin Anderson, Peggy Tanous, Golnesa...