News & Press


FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Advanced Melanoma

August 29, 2014

Statement from Tim Turnham, Executive Director, Melanoma Research Foundation   Today the FDA approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab), a new treatment for advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Melanoma patients have been waiting anxi …



The MRF Announces 2014 Research Grant Recipients

August 28, 2014

The MRF is pleased to announce its 2014 melanoma research grant awardees! The MRF is pleased to announce its 2014 melanoma research grant awardees! The 2014 research grant program reflected significant changes in the way the MRF funds research and, as …



Senate Request for Comments RE: the Sunscreen Innovation Act

August 27, 2014

The Senate is seeking public comments regarding the Sunscreen Innovation Act. Comments are due by COB Friday, August 29th, 2014. The Sunscreen Innovation Act is one step closer to full Congressional approval! After passing in the House of Representativ …



It Takes a Village – the Surgeon General’s Call to Action

July 31, 2014

Your voice is needed now more than ever before. On July 29 the Acting Surgeon General of the United States issued a Call to Action on Skin Cancer Prevention. This 100+ page report was years in the making and reflects input from many different organizat …



USA Today: “Surgeon general: Stop tanning and save your skin”

July 30, 2014

USA Today reporter Kim Painter wrote about the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. In her article, titled "Surgeon General: Stop tanning and save your skin", Kim quotes MRF Executive Director Tim Turnham. Click here t …