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The First Question

August 9, 2011

Over the years I have had the privilege to know many, many people fighting cancer.  Young and old, male and female.  We tend to think cancer ennobles someone—makes them more than they were, somehow heroic simply by virtue of their suffe …



Melanoma Patient Profile

August 2, 2011

What does a melanoma patient look like?  She looks like Diane, who posts on MPIP.org as “Dian in Spokane.”  Diane was first diagnosed years ago, and fought her melanoma with a vengeance.  She lived disease free for years …



New Sunscreen Labeling Will Improve Sun Safety

July 21, 2011

New Sunscreen Labeling Will Improve Sun Safety -Clearer Labels Will Help Consumers Limit Exposure to Dangerous Ultraviolet Rays- WASHINGTON, D.C.—Should your sunscreen have UVA protection, UVB protection or both? What’s best – SPF 30 …



Making a Difference

July 15, 2011

Thanks to "guest blogger" Mary Mendoza for the following.  Mary is National Director of Volunteer Services for MRF. Later this month MRF will host a two-day Volunteer Training in Denver.  In thinking of this, I was reminded again ab …



Practice What you Preach

June 27, 2011

Part of what makes my work for the Melanoma Research Foundation is my family history of melanoma.  Both my mother and her twin brother were diagnosed with early stage melanoma when they were about the age I am now.  This means I am at higher …