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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: …



Mother and Child

June 16, 2011

I just got off the phone with a young woman I met earlier this year who is battling Stage IV melanoma.  During the call she told me, “I have a 2 year old and I worry that I won’t live long enough for my child to remember me.” Jus …