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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 …



New Awareness Videos Share the Message about Melanoma

January 13, 2012

The Melanoma Research Foundation was excited to learn that members of the Western University of Health Sciences Dermatology Interest Group Association recently created two powerful videos that underscore the seriousness of melanoma. We thank them for t …



The Question

January 9, 2012

  I have been around hospitals, doctors, and life-threatening illnesses for a large portion of my life, so I was recently taken aback to learn that something I had heard said over and over in those settings might actually be insulting. People resp …