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Patient & Caregiver Symposia Series

Register for an upcoming patient and caregiver symposium near you!





Apply for Research Funding



Apply for Research Funding

Applications are now being accepted for 2024 Medical Student Research Grants as well as the inaugural Resident/Fellow Research Grants. Download the Request for Proposals (RFP) and apply today!




VISION Registry Data Report

Read more on our 2023 VISION Registry Data Report!



Miles for Melanoma

Join a Miles for Melanoma 5k!

Join melanoma patients, survivors, caregivers and supporters in cities across the US to walk, run and raise life-saving funds for melanoma research. Find a run/walk near you and register your team today!

Join Us In Our Mission To Cure Melanoma

The MRF’s mission is to eradicate melanoma by accelerating medical RESEARCH
while EDUCATING to and ADVOCATING for the melanoma community.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Melanoma claims the lives of over 7,000 Americans every year.

Melanoma is the leading cause of cancer death in young women ages 25 – 30 and the second leading cause of cancer death in women ages 30-35.

9 out of 10 cases are considered to be preventable.

Funding Melanoma Research

Funding from The MRF has resulted in:

clinical trials

25 Clinical trials


109 Grants with new collaborations


236 Publications


484 Presentations

Recently Funded Research

Ze’ev Ronai (Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute)

Ze’ev Ronai (Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute)

Inaki Etxeberria (MSKCC)

Immunogenic landscape and therapeutic targeting of NRAS public Neoantigens

Joshua Veatch (Fred Hutchinson)

Targeting melanoma with engineered CD4+ T cells

Pere Puigserver (DFCI)

NKT infiltration and rejection in melanomas cells and the possibility to engineer these cells for melanoma treatment.

Kari Kendra (The Ohio State University)

TGFßi NK Cell Infusions in Patients with Melanoma Brain Metastases

Poulikos Poulikakos

Targeting an adaptor function of CDK6 to enhance melanoma immunotherapy

Lilit Karapetyan (Moffitt)

Deciphering the role of APRIL/TNFSF13 in melanoma-associated TLS formation

Xiaonan Xu (Moffitt)

Understand metastasis of uveal melanoma in vivo via novel mouse models

Latest News

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"Fifteen years is a long time to share one’s body with mucosal melanoma. I retired from a long career of
Fort Myers Press Release
Fort Myers, FL (November 22, 2023) - The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is thrilled to announce the next event in
Options Bring Hope
For the past two years, the Miller Family, along with their circle of friends and the unwavering support of their

Optimize Your Treatment

Although the MRF cannot recommend a specific doctor, clinic or clinical trial, the Melanoma Treatment Center Finder and Clinical Trial Finder will help you find an experienced melanoma treatment team, as well as give you the opportunity to explore clinical trials. Did you know that clinical trials are often viewed as the best treatment option for Stage II, III and IV melanoma patients?

Please remember to use this information as a starting point in your search for a healthcare team that best meets your needs. All information regarding your treatment should be discussed with your healthcare professional.


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The MRF is committed to providing the most up-to-date education and support resources for melanoma patients and their loved ones.