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AP: “Generation of Tanners See Spike in Deadly Melanoma”

July 29, 2014

Associated Press reporter Anne Flaherty summarized the recent Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer, issued by Surgeon General Boris Lushniak in her article titled. The MRF is cited in her article, titled "Generation of Tanners See Spike in Deadly …



MRF Applauds Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Combat Skin Cancer

July 29, 2014

The Surgeon General issued a Call to Action regarding skin cancer prevention efforts, recognizing the need for effective action in decreasing the rates of melanoma. Statement from Tim Turnham, Executive Director, Melanoma Research Foundation, …



House of Reps. Swiftly Approves Sunscreen Innovation Act; Advances to Senate

July 28, 2014

The Melanoma Research Foundation Applauds the House of Representatives for Swift Approval of Sunscreen Innovation Act Act Will Expedite FDA Review of New Sunscreen Filters, Providing Consumers With More Ways to Protect Themselves from Damaging UV Radia …



Senate Appropriations Committee Increases Funding Available for Melanoma Research

July 17, 2014

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved their fiscal year 2015 Defense Appropriations bill which includes million for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP), doubling the level of funding from fiscal ye …



Guest Post: Justin Beiber & the Big Bang Theory

July 17, 2014

Justin Beiber may be saving lives with his hairdo.   I never thought I’d ever type those words but there might be something to that statement. According to this article, the Beib’s trademark bangs have inspired scores of teenagers to s …