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MD Anderson’s Hussein Tawbi, MD, PhD Named to President’s Council on Science and Technology

January 29, 2020

January 29, 2020 – Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint MD Anderson’s Hussein Tawbi, MD, PhD to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). As associate professor and deputy chairman of Melanom …



Leading Melanoma Organizations Applaud Congress for Supporting $20 Million for Defense-Funded Melanoma Research

December 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2019 – The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) applaud Congress for approving $20 million in funding for the Department of Defense (DoD)-funded Peer Reviewed Melanoma Research Program …



MRF & MRA Commend the Senate Appropriations Committee for Supporting $20 Million for Defense-Funded Melanoma Research

September 24, 2019

      WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2019 – The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) commend the Senate Appropriations Committee for including $20 million for Department of Defense (DoD)-funded melan …



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 …