Policy

MRF & MRA Commend Congress for $10 Million Melanoma Research Funding

September 20, 2018 | Categories: News, Policy, Research

WASHINGTON, DC – The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) commend the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for including $10 million in dedicated melanoma research funding in the Conference Agreement on the FY2019 Defense Appropriations bill, H.R. 6157.

Stop the Tanning Tax Repeal

September 14, 2018 | Categories: News, Policy, Prevention

Contact your lawmakers today!

Act Now! Congress Proposes $10 Million for Melanoma Research

August 24, 2018 | Categories: Causes, News, Policy, Research

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) needs you right now! After more than a decade of advocacy by the MRF and supporters like you we are days away from securing $10 million in Department of Defense (DOD) funding for melanoma research!

Congress Proposes $80M in Cancer Research Funding

June 14, 2018 | Categories: News, Policy, Research

Congress Proposes $80 Million for Cancer Research Funding

The MRF Commends Increase in Government Cancer Research Funding

March 23, 2018 | Categories: News, Policy, Research

UPDATE: Program announcements and application instructions are now available. Visit the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program page to apply.

You may also want to view the PRCRP Funding Opportunities and Application Review Process Webinar to learn more! 

Rare Disease Day: Ross's Story

February 26, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Events, Patient Stories, Policy, Types of Melanoma

Guest blog post from April Muhlbauer, MRF advocate and mother of a 13-year-old pediatric melanoma warrior.

“I didn’t know anything about melanoma or skin cancer before I got it. I didn’t think I would ever get cancer. I want kids and adults to be aware and know about skin cancer so they can do things to prevent it from happening to them. I want people to know about my cancer and learn from it to protect themselves.”
- Ross Muhlbauer, 13

Congress Must Protect DoD Medical Research Funding

September 26, 2017 | Categories: News, Policy, Research

Since 1992, the Department of Defense Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) has transformed healthcare for service members and the American public through innovative and impactful biomedical research. As of 2017, Congress has, on a bipartisan basis, provided the CDMRP with $11.9 billion in funding to support high impact, high risk, and high gain projects that other agencies and private investors may be unwilling to fund.

Indoor Tanning Association Ends Operations

August 2, 2017 | Categories: News, Policy, Prevention

Statement from the Melanoma Research Foundation

Take Action: Students Need Sunscreen at School

April 19, 2017 | Categories: News, Policy, Prevention

Yesterday, both the Today Show and NBC Nightly News broadcast stories about a disturbing prohibition of sunscreen in schools and the difficulty many parents have in ensuring their child is sun safe during the school day. 

Take Action: Stop the NIH Budget Cuts

March 21, 2017 | Categories: News, Policy, Research

The newly proposed federal budget would cut $5.8 billion from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget in fiscal year (FY) 2018, which would be a crippling blow to the scientific community.

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