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A Cappella for a Cure: A Concert Benefiting MRF

March 17, 2010

What: Carnegie Hall, a historic venue that has featured some of the world’s greatest musicians, will be the venue for the “A Cappella for a Cure.” This performance by groups from three top universities will include unique vocal pieces to benefit the cu …



Experts to Provide Insights at Capitol Hill Briefing Around FDA Hearing on Tanning Beds

March 12, 2010

MRF will be hosting a Capitol Hill briefing to discuss the current controversies around indoor tanning and skin cancer with Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. The event w …



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 …