#GetNaked. It Could Save Your Life.

Click here to meet our newest #GetNaked spokesperson, Teddi Mellencamp! Read her inspiring story and join Teddi and the MRF to increase awareness of melanoma and the importance of early detection.





Attend a Patient Symposium

The next melanoma patient and caregiver symposium will be on June 10 at Case Comprehensive Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio! In-person and virtual attendance options are available – register today!


Young Adult Wilderness Retreat




Young Adult Wilderness Retreat

Young adult (18-39) melanoma survivors and caregivers: apply now for a True North Treks wilderness retreat in northern Michigan from September 28 – October 1. Lodging, meals and activities are provided free of charge; click here for more details!


Apply Today for Research Funding!


Apply Today for Research Funding!

Multiple research grant opportunities are now available. Download the Request for Proposals (RFP) and apply by July 17, 2023!


Attend a Gala!


Attend a Gala!

Annual galas celebrate courageous members of the melanoma community and the researchers and physicians advancing new treatments, all while raising funds for life-saving melanoma research. Join us this year in Denver, CO and New York City, NY!



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

Emily Bernstein, PhD

Chromatin Remodeling Alterations and Consequences for Melanoma Metastasis

Hilary Coller, PhD

Noncanonical Autophagy Inhibition as a New Approach to Melanoma Therapy

Brent Hanks, MD, PhD

Role of the Gli2 Pathway in Melanoma Immunotherapy Resistance

Sixue Liu, PhD

Therapeutic Combinations against Melanoma Brain Metastases

David Soto-Pantoja, PhD

Biomarkers to Predict Melanoma Patient Immunotherapy Outcomes

Allison Betof Warner, MD, PhD

Pilot Trial of Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes for Melanoma Brain Metastasis

Praveen Agrawal, PhD

Role of Core Fucosylation in the Resistance to Immunotherapy of Melanoma

Raquel Buj, PhD

Regulation of Immunotherapy Resistance in CDKN2A-low Melanoma

Stanley (Ching-Cheng) Huang, PhD

Exploiting Metabolic Vulnerabilities of Macrophages for Melanoma Treatment

Latest News

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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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