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Research Funded by the Melanoma Research Foundation’s (MRF) CURE OM Initiative Published in Nature Genetics

July 22, 2019

A first-of-its-kind study funded by the Melanoma Research Foundation is hailed as a “blueprint” for innovation in uveal melanoma treatment. Washington, DC – New research offers potential therapeutic points of intervention for a difficult to treat rare …



Maryland Bans Tanning by Minors

July 10, 2019

Maryland’s Senate and House of Representatives have passed bills that would prohibit those under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning devices in the state as of October 1, 2019. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and …



Connecticut Passes Sunscreen in Schools Bill

June 13, 2019

July 13, 2019 – Both houses of the Connecticut state legislature have passed a bill permitting students to bring and apply sunscreen while at school, and the legislation now only needs the governor’s signature to become law. Public Act 19-60 allows any …



#GetNaked: It Saved My Life.

May 22, 2019

Guest blog post by Karolina Jasko, a melanoma survivor, Miss Illinois USA 2018 and dedicated advocate for melanoma prevention and embracing a confident self-image. Being an 18-year-old girl in high school is something that’s incredibly overwhelming. Th …



House Appropriations Committee Takes Important Actions on Melanoma, Cancer Funding and Skin Cancer Prevention

May 20, 2019

On May 8, 2019, by a 30-23 party line vote, the House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the Fiscal 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations bill. The House bill provides .1 billion for the National Institutes of Hea …