PREVENTION
It Saved My Life

Melanoma early detection can save your life, too.

PREVENTION
It Saved My Life

Melanoma early detection can save your life, too.

18th Annual New York Gala

RESEARCH AND SCIENCE

Medical Student Research Grants

RESEARCH AND SCIENCE

Medical Student Research Grants

Applications now being accepted for 2020 Medical Student Research Grants. Apply by November 5, 2019.

Understand Melanoma

Pediatric & AYA Melanoma

UNDERSTAND MELANOMA

Pediatric & AYA Melanoma

Melanoma affects approximately 500 children in the US each year.

EVENTS

Join a Miles for
Melanoma Team

EVENTS

Join a Miles for
Melanoma Team

Participating in a 5k run/walk along with fellow melanoma patients, survivors caregivers, and supporters.

Ocular Melanoma

MRF Funds Groundbreaking Uveal Melanoma Research

Ocular Melanoma

MRF Funds Groundbreaking Uveal Melanoma Research

A first-of-its-kind study is hailed as a “blueprint” and published in Nature Genetics.

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 more than 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.

Latest News

Clara’s Story: Advocating for Your Child’s Health
Guest blog post by Andrea Smith, mother of pediatric melanoma survivor Clara and member of the MRF’s Pediatric Melanoma Parent Read more.
Pediatric Melanoma: Beyond the ABCDs
Guest blog post by Vernon K. Sondak, MD, Chair, Department of Cutaneous Oncology and Jane L. Messina, MD, Senior Member, Read more.
MRF Welcomes Katie Couric to the New York Gala
In an unforgettable evening to honor the patients, survivors and caregivers in the melanoma community, Katie will share her personal Read more.
Rep. Kelly Cassidy: We Are Far From Done
Guest blog post by Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy, a melanoma caregiver, survivor and will be honored with a Courage Read more.
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Treatment Center Finder

Although the MRF cannot recommend a specific doctor or clinic, the Melanoma Treatment Center Finder will help you find a cancer center in your area that specializes in treating melanoma. Please remember to use the information you receive 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.

FIND A TREATMENT CENTER

Patient
Resources

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