News & Press

MRF Scientific Advisor Examines Indoor Tanning

September 13, 2010

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published an article focused on indoor tanning, written by scientific advisor to the MRF and chair of the department of dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, David E. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.  With …

As Children Head Back to School, Parents are Reminded of Need for Sun Safety and Early Detection

September 13, 2010

Contact: Berna Diehl Jones Public Affairs (202) 591-4045 [email protected], N.J.—As summertime comes to a close, many families have left behind long, hot days at the beach and replaced bathing suits with backpacks and books. However, …

New Treatments for Melanoma and the MRF

August 30, 2010

Although the last time a new drug was approved for metastatic melanoma was over a decade ago, recent advances offer new hope for patients.  Two drugs, ipilimumab and PLX4032 have shown promising results and received significant coverage from the m …

New Advances in Melanoma Therapies Offer Hope for Patients

August 25, 2010

USA TODAY and NBC News report on results from a study highlighting a promising new therapy for metastatic melanoma.  The new research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, examines the experimental therapy called PLX4032.  The Me …

Investigational Drug for Advanced Melanoma Receives FDA Priority Review

August 20, 2010

Earlier this week, pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a priority review for Ipilimumab, an investigational treatment,  for adult patients with advanced melanoma who ha …