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Is Indoor Tanning Safe?

March 19, 2010

Although tanning beds were labeled “carcinogenic for humans” by the International Agency for Research of Cancer and moved to its highest cancer risk category, more than a million people visit tanning salons every day. That may, in part, be because of t …



Melanoma Survivors at Higher Risk of Other Cancers

March 17, 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Melanoma survivors are at increased risk of other cancers as well as the return of their skin cancers, according to a new study, leading National Cancer Institute researchers to urge lifelong follow-up of such survivors. Rea …



A Cappella for a Cure: A Concert Benefiting MRF

March 17, 2010

What: Carnegie Hall, a historic venue that has featured some of the world’s greatest musicians, will be the venue for the “A Cappella for a Cure.” This performance by groups from three top universities will include unique vocal pieces to benefit the cu …



Experts to Provide Insights at Capitol Hill Briefing Around FDA Hearing on Tanning Beds

March 12, 2010

MRF will be hosting a Capitol Hill briefing to discuss the current controversies around indoor tanning and skin cancer with Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. The event w …



MRF announces free, telephone helpline

March 12, 2010

 The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), in partnership with CancerCare, is pleased to announce a new, free telephone helpline to assist people diagnosed with melanoma and their loved ones. Funded by the MRF and staffed by CancerCare’s professiona …