News & Press


Where Can You Find Idaho’s State Senate on Twitter? Try #FAIL.

March 28, 2012

  In a reversal of what has become something of a national trend, the Idaho State Senate rejected a bill passed by the House that would have prohibited children under the age of 16 from going to indoor tanning salons, and required parental permiss …



MELANOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION AND PALE GIRL SPEAKS HOST MILES FOR MELANOMA RUN/WALK AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

March 15, 2012

  Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, California, March 15, 2012 The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) and Pale Girl SPEAKS announced today that they will partner in hosting a 5K run/walk on the Universal Studios backlot in Hollywood, California. …



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 …