Awareness

September is Pediatric Melanoma Awareness Month! Learn more about this rare form of melanoma and what to watch for on your child.

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

Fund the Future!

Research & Science

Fund the Future!

For over 20 years, the MRF has funded live-saving research initiatives. Now more than ever we need your help.

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.

Latest News

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Guest blog from Daphne Kiernan, mother of pediatric melanoma warrior Finn.  Finn is the youngest of our five children. In
Meet Jordan Ezekiel - a melanoma survivor who was able to benefit from early testing for the BRAF gene mutation.
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Guest blogs from Dominic and Patrick Little, brothers of pediatric melanoma warrior Dylan.  Written by Dominic Little, age 12 My
Guest blog from Kara Little, mother of pediatric melanoma warrior Dylan.  As I sit here and watch my 8-year-old son
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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.

FIND A TREATMENT CENTER      FIND A CLINICAL TRIAL

Patient
Resources

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