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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 …



Interview with Melanoma Expert

June 18, 2010

Dr. Lynn Schuchter, chief of hematology/oncology at the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center and co-chair of the MRF’s scientific advisory committee, spoke with Patient Power, a website featuring health information programs, while at …



Addiction and Tanning

June 16, 2010

Dr. David E. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Melanoma Research Foundation’s scientific advisory committee and chairman of dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital spoke with Ladies’ Home Journal about sun safety for a series on th …



MRF Featured in USA Today Article

June 11, 2010

Recently, health reporter Liz Szabo of USA Today spoke with the MRF’s executive director, Tim Turnham, about some of the latest developments in melanoma research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). …