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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 …



MRF Letter to the Editor Published in The New York Times

March 10, 2010

The Times published the Melanoma Research Foundation’s (MRF) response to Amy Harmon’s three part series, which called for cooperation and urgency in our efforts to conduct combination trials, and referenced our work to launch the MRF Breakthrough Conso …



Melanoma Cases on the Rise

March 10, 2010

March 9, 2010 (Miami Beach, Fla.) — While some researchers suggest the rising rate melanoma may simply reflect a change in how doctors diagnose melanoma and the increased availability of skin cancer screenings, a leading dermatologist says the increas …



Patient Comments Needed For FDA Hearing on Tanning Beds

March 8, 2010

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP) asks patients to submit comments in advance of a FDA hearing to review current classification or regulatory controls of tanning beds. Patients are encouraged to join the conversation by sharing the …



A Roller-Coaster Chase for a Cure

February 24, 2010

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Amy Harmon’s three-part series on the long and hard fight for new treatment options for patients with advanced melanoma. Dr. Keith Flaherty, a member of the MRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee is the focus of this seri …