Patient Stories

Nick Auden

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 […]

Mike Schmidt

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 […]

ASCO

ASCO 2013: Melanoma Patients are the Pioneers for Discovery

Let me start with what I already knew before the 2013 American Society for Clinical Oncology meeting a few days ago. Although there is some recognition of patients and caregivers […]