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Brian Williams and Hope

March 9, 2012

  The online community for melanoma patients has been abuzz today about a report by Brian Williams on a patient who had a remarkable experience with melanoma. She was being treated with Yervoy, one of the two new drugs approved last year for metas …



EU Approves Zelboraf

February 21, 2012

The MRF is delighted to learn that Zelboraf (vemurafenib) has been approved in the European Union for the treatment of adult patients with BRAF V600 mutation-positive metastatic melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Tests have shown that Ze …



Mom & Pop’s Selling Cancer

February 14, 2012

  The recent Congressional report on the way tanning salons market to teenagers is disturbing on a number of levels, though not particularly surprising.  This is, after all, just the latest in a long line of stories about misleading and manip …



Fighting Dirty

February 8, 2012

I read the report from Congress’ House Energy and Commerce Committee with great interest.  They used interns to call 300 tanning salons—at least 3 in each state and the District of Columbia—and asked salon staff questions about t …



Statement from Timothy Turnham, Executive Director Melanoma Research Foundation Regarding House Energy and Commerce Report on Tanning Industry

February 1, 2012

For Immediate Release: February 1, 2012   Contact: Berna Diehl Jones Public Affairs (202) 591-4045 [email protected]   Statement from Timothy Turnham, Executive Director Melanoma Research Foundation Regarding House Energy and Commerce Report on T …