News & Press


Melanoma Research Foundation’s Statement on FDA Regulation of Tanning Beds

April 12, 2010

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J.—The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) released the following statement by Timothy Turnham, executive director of the MRF, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) March 25 hearing to review current classif …



Melanoma Research Foundation Awarded 4-Star Rating for Second Consecutive Year

April 12, 2010

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J.— For the second consecutive year, the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) was awarded a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management.  Only 21% of the charities rated by Charity Navigator have received a …



MRF’s Hill Briefing Generates News Coverage Nationwide

April 9, 2010

[jwplayer |config=mrfplayer | file=https://melanoma.org/sites/default/files/upload/VTS_01_1.flv | image=https://melanoma.org/sites/default/files/mrf-tanning-tax-poster-img.jpg]On Wednesday, March 24, 2010, the MRF hosted a Capitol Hill briefing to …



Link Between Tanning Beds and Cancer to be Examined at Capitol Hill Briefing

March 23, 2010

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. — Will indoor tanning be the next “Big Tobacco“ – a product that poses such a public health threat that it prompts federal action and a stronger warning label? HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. — Will indoor tanning be the next “Big Tobacco“ – a pr …



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 …