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UMMS professor a national voice on skin cancer

Dr. Mary Maloney advocates for tighter FDA controls on indoor tanning

By Lisa M. Larson

UMass Medical School Communications

mayo 08, 2013

Professor Mary Maloney, MD, is quoted in media outlets across the country this week, advocating for stricter federal regulations on tanning beds.

Dr. Maloney, professor of medicine, director of dermatologic surgery and spokeswoman for the American Academy of Dermatology, applauds the Food and Drug Administration’s proposal to issue warnings on the skin cancer risks associated with tanning bed use and urge children under 18 not to use them. Maloney served on the FDA advisory panel that first recommended the changes.

“The science is clear,” Maloney is quoted in the New York Times. “The risk of developing melanoma increases 75 percent for individuals who have been exposed to ultraviolet radiation from indoor tanning.”

Maloney explains the dangers of indoor tanning in this Expert’s Corner video:

Read the New York Times story here:

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