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The MRF at 25

In 2021, the MRF celebrates 25 years of service to the melanoma community, all made possible by your support. Help us fund the future with a tax-deductible gift today.

Advocacy

2021 Advocacy Days

Register Today!

Advocacy

2021 Advocacy Days

Save the date for the largest melanoma advocacy event of the year on March 1-5, 2021! Registration for this free, virtual event opens on December 7, 2020.

Research & Science

Apply for 2021 Research Funding

Research & Science

Apply for 2021 Research Funding

The MRFBC-BMS Young Investigator Team Award Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available! Applications are accepted January 4 – March 15, 2021.

Global Coalition

Global Coalition Launches Voice-Activated ‘Skin Check’ App 

Global Coalition

Global Coalition Launches Voice-Activated ‘Skin Check’ App 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Coalition for Melanoma Patient Advocacy has launched two skin self-exam tools: A voice-activated ‘Skin Check’ app – Available on both Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant platforms.

Patients & Caregivers

COVID-19 Vaccine and Melanoma

Patients & Caregivers

COVID-19 Vaccine and Melanoma

BREAKING NEWS: SITC Recommendations for COVID-19 Vaccination & Cancer Immunotherapy.

 

Patients & Caregivers

#OutOfTheShadows

The MRF’s newest awareness campaign focuses on mucosal melanoma, a rare disease that can affect areas of the body it’s not always comfortable to discuss.

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

Guest blog from Alton Pace in memory of his half-sister Daryl who passed away from ocular melanoma: “Take care of
Guest blog post from Mark Weinzierl, MRF board member and ocular melanoma survivor: My name is Mark Weinzierl and I
Guest blog post from Eileen Walther, a mucosal melanoma survivor and avid beekeeper:  Early on, I knew I’d have choices
For our 25th anniversary, we share a guest blog from Samantha Black, an MD Candidate from UT Southwestern Medical School
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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.