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Discerning Hype from Hope

The media often has an exciting story headline that there is a new “cure” for melanoma. But before you get your hopes up, read further into these articles. Often it […]

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Compassionate Use Isn’t Compassionate to All

The much reported story of Josh, a 7 year old child who needed an antibiotic drug not yet FDA approved to save his life, had a happy ending where his […]

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Melanoma Research: Without Patients, It Doesn’t Exist

MIF makes the trek to Chicago for ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) where each year more than 25,000 cancer researchers attend the conference to share and learn about therapy […]

Expanded Access Program (EAP): Patients Are a Virtue!

A happy day arrived last week for melanoma patients! Merck announced the promising melanoma therapy, PD1, is going to be made available to those who have failed prior therapies. This […]

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Schmidt’s Scary Ordeal

We, at Melanoma International, are always disheartened to hear of another melanoma diagnosis. Mike Schmidt’s stage III melanoma has certainly changed his attitude about the sun (“it is evil”} and […]

A Mission Springing from the Heart, but Focused with the Brain

Charities often spring up from a heartfelt mission because of a life changing event. In the case of MIF, it was from my experience with melanoma that shook me to […]

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Sharing Our Love on Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day approaching, our thoughts turn to love and romance. Yet when you first learned that you had melanoma, it’s likely that your first thoughts focused on survival. With […]

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Don’t Be Afraid to Disagree with Your Doctor

I really thought I was an expert at navigating an illness, until my grandson was diagnosed with a rare disorder. As I hit the web for information, I found nothing […]

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Can Diet or Supplements Hurt or Cure You?

When first diagnosed with cancer, many people get guilty about their diet and lifestyle and proceed to change it drastically thinking it will help the course of their disease. The […]

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Melanoma Treatment: Finding Your Way

What happens when you blindly follow a GPS to navigate your path? You may get lost and miss the signs along the way! I recently found that my GPS was […]

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