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MRF and UNC Hosted Educational Patient Symposium

February 8, 2010

The Melanoma Research Foundation’s (MRF) and the University of North Carolina (UNC) Multidisciplinary Melanoma Program hosted a melanoma patient symposium at UNC/Chapel Hill called “Science to Survivorship.” This free public symposium brought together …



“Safe Tans” Feeling the Burn From Potential Tan Ban

January 28, 2010

 With the growing obsession of having a year round artificial sun kissed glow having consumed America’s young adults, a new legislative bill could put some unattractive lines in their flawless tans.To read the entire article, click here.



Foundations Honored For Role in Fighting Melanoma

January 22, 2010

For Immediate Release: January 20, 2010 Contact:         Julie Lane                        J …



Melanoma Less Common in Blacks But Deadlier

December 28, 2009

 WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23 (HealthDay News) — Doctors are diagnosing more white people with the deadly skin cancer known as melanoma, and while Hispanics and blacks are much less likely to be diagnosed with the malignancy, they often have advanced forms …



Scientists unlock genetic code in major cancer breakthrough

December 28, 2009

 Dec 17, 2009 ― Scientists in the UK believe they have cracked the entire genetic codes of melanoma and lung cancer.  This significant breakthrough could lead to new treatments of these deadly diseases, as they hope the genetic maps will enab …