Tag: Surgeon General

Partners in Prevention: MRA and The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer

30 July 2014 In Allies & Partnerships, News, Policy

Two years ago, the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) met with Dr. Howard Koh, the Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and asked the question that launched a milestone project to elevate melanoma and skin cancer on the agenda for public health: “How can...

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Kids Have No Place in Tanning Beds

29 August 2013 In News

It has been said that tanning beds are shaped like coffins for a reason.  The ultraviolet (UV) light emitted by tanning beds is a known carcinogenic—the World Health Organization (WHO) recently named both UVA and UVB rays as such, along with cancer-causing agents like cigarettes and asbestos.  But, despite the...

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