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Melanoma & Technology

March 31, 2014

Here at the MRF, we talk a lot about skin checks. The message is clear: if you see something that is different or changing, get it checked out.   Of course, it isn’t that simple. Who checks it out makes a big difference. In one study, primar …

The MRF and PASS Coalition Applaud Introduction of the Sunscreen Innovation Act

March 14, 2014

    Public Access to SunScreens (PASS) Coalition Applauds Introduction of the Sunscreen Innovation Act Reed-Isakson-Whitfield-Dingell Legislation Would Speed Up FDA Approval of Critical Sunscreen Ingredients, Providing Americans with Greater …

Your Action Needed: Help Secure Millions of Dollars for Melanoma Research

March 6, 2014

With your help, we can increase federal funding for melanoma research. Your help right now can make a difference in securing millions of dollars for melanoma research.   For the past five years, the MRF and others have worked to secure melanoma re …

Mission vs. Business

February 26, 2014

I had coffee recently with a woman who has a family member with pediatric melanoma. “No one is doing anything about this,” she told me. No one has built a website for this group, no Facebook page exists for exchange of ideas and support, an …

The MRF Works with Congress to Secure $10 Million Increase in Department of Defense Research Program

February 21, 2014

Melanoma along with 11 other cancers are eligible to compete for $25 million in program funding. Melanoma and 11 Other Cancer Research Topics Eligible to Compete for Funding   WASHINGTON, D.C.— In 2009, the Department of Defense began fundin …