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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 …



Left Armed Bandit

June 17, 2011

Today we heard that drivers in the United States have more skin cancer on their left arm than on their right.  This news came just after a big media push from the FDA touting their new guidelines for sunscreen.  The guidelines are solid: …