Pediatric Melanoma Awareness Month

Click here to learn more tips on sun safe ways from our friend Spot the Dog on how to protect your children’s skin while out in the sun.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Check out our Spanish translated educational resources and videos.


Hispanic Heritage Month

Check out our Spanish translated educational resources and videos.






Be SunAWARE This Summer

Summer is here! Practicing sun safety from a young age promotes a lifetime of healthy skin. Learn more about melanoma prevention and how to protect yourself by being SunAWARE.


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!


Welcome Andy Cohen to the New York Gala!


Welcome Andy Cohen to the New York Gala!

Emmy Award-winning host and Executive Producer Andy Cohen returns as emcee of the 22nd Annual NYC Gala. Purchase your tickets today!



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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Guest blog post by Jason Sessions, melanoma survivor, advocate and MRF supporter: "I would like to share with you a
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San Diego, CA (September 27, 2023) - The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is thrilled to announce that Jeff Zevely will
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Guest blog post by Brittani Seynnaeve, MD, MS, Associate Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Melanoma Program Director, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

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.