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MRF Partner

Support the MRF with your SPF

$1 from the purchase of every limited edition Neutrogena sunscreen product will be donated to the MRF! Available for purchase online and in over 4,000 Walgreens stores across the US. Click here to find one near you!

 

 

Education

New Education Materials

New melanoma educational resources are now available in the MRF Education Institute! Learn how sunscreen fits in your daily routine, and the real truths about tanning.

Advocacy

MRF Advocates Take Action

Advocacy

MRF Advocates Take Action

MRF Advocates are a powerful voice for the melanoma community. View our current legislative priorities and learn how you can get involved today!

Events

Join a Miles for Melanoma 5k

Events

Join a Miles for Melanoma 5k

The 2021 Miles for Melanoma season is underway! Check out the full calendar of 17 virtual and in-person run/walks around the US and sign up today!

Ocular Melanoma

The VISION Registry is Here!

Ocular Melanoma

The VISION Registry is Here!

Register today to join the first patient-powered, patient-reported ocular melanoma patient registry.

Research and Science

Apply for Research Funding

Research and Science

Apply for Research Funding

The 2021 Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available, and applications will be accepted through July 12, 2021. Learn more 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

22 Clinical trials

collaborations

83 Grants with new collaborations
publications

204 Publications

presentations

409 Presentations

Recent Funded Research Recipients

Formulation and Preclinical Testing of an HLA-Engineered Neoantigen Vaccine for Melanoma
Clinical and genetic predictors of skin toxicity in mucosal melanoma treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors
High-Resolution In Vivo Image-guided Molecular Profiling of Melanomas
The effects of methotrexate treatment on melanoma progression
VIEW ALL FUNDED RESEARCH

Latest News

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Guest blog from Kyle Lewis, a stage IV metastatic melanoma survivor:  Clank. Clank. Clank thud. Whoosh. Dang – my range is
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Guest blog from Carla Tressell who started her journey with OM in 2004:  My name is Carla Tressell and I
sibby WP
Guest blog from Sibby Dawson, daughter of Jim Marks who passed away from stage IV melanoma in 2018: My father,
James WP
Guest blog from Mary Forni, in memory of her husband James who passed away from melanoma in 2015:  James was
VIEW ALL NEWS

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.