June 27, 2010
I have advanced melanoma, and my wife first found MIF on the web. I soon started participating in one of the forums online, and found it extremely helpful, not only emotionally, but professionally. The director, Catherine Pool, called me and discussed my situation, offering phone contacts with leading experts in the field. I used them, and got in a very hopeful and beneficial clinical trial. Because she has a professional advisory board, she is able to give people excellent online advice as to where to seek hopeful treatment and clinical trials. That is perhaps a specialty, encouraging patients with advanced disease to get in hopeful trials, which is important for them, and for the development of good new treatments for the public. Education on sun damage is another emphasis.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Alterted to a new clinical trial that may be saving my life.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Client Served & I am a stage 4 melanoma patient, and participate regularly in this forum.