Attend the Pediatric Melanoma Summit!

Join pediatric melanoma patients, survivors, siblings and families at the Pediatric Melanoma Summit on July 22-24, 2022 at Great Wolf Lodge in Phoenix, AZ!

Ocular Melanoma

Eyes on a Cure: Ocular Melanoma Patient Symposium



Ocular Melanoma

Eyes on a Cure: Ocular Melanoma Patient Symposium

After more than two years, the CURE OM Patient & Caregiver Symposium is back! Learn the latest news in OM research and treatment development either virtually or in person at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, August 26!

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!




What is TIL Therapy?

NEW: Check out the latest animated video in the MRF Education Institute to learn more about tumor infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) therapy, how it is used to treat melanoma and which patients may benefit from this form of treatment.




Attend a Gala

Celebrate courageous members of the melanoma community and health care heroes at the Denver and New York City Galas! Click here to purchase your tickets today!


New FDA Treatment Approvals



New FDA Treatment Approvals

The US Food and Drug Administration recently granted two approvals to advance the development of new melanoma treatments. Click here to learn more!

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

Recent Funded Research Recipients

Melanoma Risks and Risk Prediction in Patients with Actinic Keratosis
Therapeutic Resistance to CDK4/6 inhibitors in BRAF-mutant Melanoma
Targeted intervention of melanoma by reprogramming the stromal translatome
Control of Anti-Tumor Response by the Modulation of Neurotransmitter-Expressing Immune Cells

Latest News

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) wants to share with you several upcoming melanoma grant opportunities including a specific call for
Washington, DC (June 14, 2022) - The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma, and Castle
Denver, CO (June 2, 2022) - The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is thrilled to announce the next event in its
Guest blog from Sheila Levine, ocular melanoma survivor who shares her continued journey with melanoma and why she fights to

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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