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Apply Now for 2020 Medical Student Research Grants

September 5, 2019

Download the Request for Proposals and apply today! The MRF is committed to supporting a broad scientific agenda and researchers at every career stage from established investigators and multidisciplinary teams to young medical students who are explorin …



Research Funded by the Melanoma Research Foundation’s (MRF) CURE OM Initiative Published in Nature Genetics

July 22, 2019

A first-of-its-kind study funded by the Melanoma Research Foundation is hailed as a “blueprint” for innovation in uveal melanoma treatment. Washington, DC – New research offers potential therapeutic points of intervention for a difficult to treat rare …



Maryland Bans Tanning by Minors

July 10, 2019

Maryland’s Senate and House of Representatives have passed bills that would prohibit those under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning devices in the state as of October 1, 2019. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and …



Connecticut Passes Sunscreen in Schools Bill

June 13, 2019

July 13, 2019 – Both houses of the Connecticut state legislature have passed a bill permitting students to bring and apply sunscreen while at school, and the legislation now only needs the governor’s signature to become law. Public Act 19-60 allows any …



#GetNaked: It Saved My Life.

May 22, 2019

Guest blog post by Karolina Jasko, a melanoma survivor, Miss Illinois USA 2018 and dedicated advocate for melanoma prevention and embracing a confident self-image. Being an 18-year-old girl in high school is something that’s incredibly overwhelming. Th …