News & Press


New Grants Available for Medical Students

August 16, 2010

The Melanoma Research Foundation is proud to announce new research funding opportunities for medical students.  Approximately five research grants will be awarded, allowing medical students to engage in short clinical or lab-based research project …



MRF Partners with UVSunSense™

August 4, 2010

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) has partnered with UVSunSense™ to promote sun safety.   The UVSunSense™ wristband has a special coating that reacts to UV radiation – the type of radiation that causes dam …



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 …