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MRF Launches Public Service Announcement to Raise Funds for Research

July 7, 2010

The Melanoma Research Foundation recently launched a public service announcement (PSA) to support efforts to find a cure for melanoma. The PSA features MaryAnn, who bears scars on her face and neck as a result of her treatment. With so few treatme …



New Tan Tax Spotlights Connection Between Tanning Beds and Melanoma

June 30, 2010

-Tan tax in health care legislation begins July 1- HILLSBOROUGH, N.J.—July 1 marks the beginning of a new 10 percent federal tax instituted on indoor tanning sessions across the country.  Public health experts hope that the new tax will …



MRF Hosts Meeting to Find New Treatments for Melanoma

June 18, 2010

The Melanoma Research Foundation hosted a meeting on June 7 to coincide with the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago to discuss the MRF Breakthrough Consortium. Attendees included leading melanoma researc …



Interview with Melanoma Expert

June 18, 2010

Dr. Lynn Schuchter, chief of hematology/oncology at the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center and co-chair of the MRF’s scientific advisory committee, spoke with Patient Power, a website featuring health information programs, while at …



Addiction and Tanning

June 16, 2010

Dr. David E. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Melanoma Research Foundation’s scientific advisory committee and chairman of dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital spoke with Ladies’ Home Journal about sun safety for a series on th …