#GetNaked for the Holidays

If you are looking for the perfect gift that also supports new advances in melanoma research, education and advocacy, check out the MRF store to see our newly added holiday themed items! 


Take Action as an MRF Advocate!




Take Action as an MRF Advocate!

Dedicated MRF Advocates work to advance key policy issues at the local, state and federal levels of government. Learn how you can lend your voice and take action today!

Miles for Melanoma

Join Miles for Melanoma!

Miles for Melanoma

Join Miles for Melanoma!

Join melanoma patients, survivors, caregivers and supporters in cities across the US to walk, run and raise life-saving funds for melanoma research. Click here to find a 5k run/walk near you and register today!




Increasing Collaboration Amongst the Mucosal Melanoma Community

Patients and caregivers are invited to join researchers at a hybrid workshop focused on increasing collaboration between the patient and scientific communities to accelerate progress in mucosal melanoma. Register today!



Ocular Melanoma

Read the 2022 VISION Data Report

Since it launched in May 2021, more than 325 patients have contributed data to accelerate the progress of ocular melanoma research. View the VISION Registry Data Report to see what we’ve learned so far.


Medical Student Research Grants: Apply Now!



Medical Student Research Grants: Apply Now!

The deadline for 2023 Medical Student Research Grants is rapidly approaching on November 15, 2022. Download the Request for Proposals (RFP) and apply today!

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

For #EyeGetDilated Month, we share Chad Taylor's Journey as an OM thriver who was diagnosed with ocular melanoma: Destruction from
Neutrogena to generously match the first $20,000 donated. Washington, DC (November 28, 2022) – The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) and
For our #EyeGetDilated Month, we share Karen's journey as a caregiver for her daughter Devyn, who was diagnosed with ocular
Los Angeles, CA (November 18, 2022) – The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is thrilled to announce this year’s Los Angeles

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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