#GetNaked

The MRF welcomes Dayanara Torres to the #GetNaked campaign! Melanoma affects people of every age, race and gender – a skin check saved her life, and it could save yours too.

Miles for Melanoma

Virtual Miles for Melanoma

 

Miles for Melanoma

Virtual Miles for Melanoma

Celebrate and support the melanoma community at a Virtual Miles for Melanoma run/walk. View upcoming events and register today!

Research & Science

2020 Research Awards Announced

Research & Science

2020 Research Awards Announced

In 2020 the MRF awarded 19 research grants to investigators at every career stage, including those studying rare melanoma subtypes. Please join us in congratulating this year’s recipients.

Research & Science

Apply for a Medical Student Research Grant!

Research & Science

Download the 2021 Medical Student Request for Proposals (RFP) today!

Medical Student Research Awards promote scientific inquiry and research opportunities to medical students early in their careers by funding concise clinical or laboratory-based research projects.

Patients & Caregivers

#CancerHasNoCurve Resource Center

Patients & Caregivers

#CancerHasNoCurve Resource Center

Visit the #CancerHasNoCurve Resource Center for new educational releases throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education

Skin of Color & Melanoma

Education

Skin of Color & Melanoma

Although melanoma is relatively uncommon in people of color, when it occurs it is often diagnosed in later stages, making treatment more difficult.

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 nearly 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.

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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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Patient
Resources

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