Working Together to Help Melanoma Patients Globally

The Melanoma International Foundation hit the road recently for two important melanoma meetings in Boston. The first was the 2016 Global Coalition for Melanoma Patient Advocacy. The Melanoma Research Foundation […]

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MIF: Your Concierge for the Melanoma Journey

Have you ever traveled to a large city or foreign country that you’ve never been to before? It can often feel overwhelming as sights, sounds and smells engulf your senses. […]

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Do No Harm

Before becoming a doctor, medical students must take the Hippocratic Oath. The initial statement of the oath is: “First, do no harm.” As a patient navigator, I also take this […]

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Being Resilient

When someone is diagnosed or taking care of someone with a potentially deadly disease, such as melanoma, it may come with other things going wrong in life. Perhaps you are […]

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Never Walk This Path Alone

Recently, I had the privilege of sharing dessert, in Philadelphia, with a caregiver named Stefan. As we were looking out at the historic buildings and talking about life in the […]

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Warrior or Weatherers? How Best to Deal with Melanoma Cancer

I’ve always been sensitive to the wording used casually to describe cancer patients. No matter the disease, it seems like others and the media put undue pressure on patients to […]

From Outside the Halls of ASCO

Richard Joseph, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine/oncology at Mayo Clinic. His Hematology/Oncology fellowship was completed at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is a voting member of the NCCN […]

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TIL Therapy for Melanoma: Magic Bullet? Or?

TIL Therapy also known as the ACT or adoptive cell transfer, is a therapy of great interest to many patients. There are some small trials currently ongoing at the National […]

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Taking Care of the Caregiver

Calls and emails coming into the Melanoma International navigation services are often initiated by a caregiver. Their role has become increasingly important for comprehensive patient oncology care! Caregivers tend to […]

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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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