Attend the New York Gala

Join us to celebrate courageous melanoma patients, survivors and caregivers while honoring our health care heroes at the 21st Annual New York City Gala on October 20!


Take Action as an MRF Advocate!




Take Action as an MRF Advocate!

Dedicated MRF Advocates work to advance key policy issues at the local, state and federal levels of government. Learn how you can lend your voice and take action today!

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.


Pediatric Melanoma Awareness

Approximately 400 children are diagnosed with melanoma each year in the United States. During the month of September, the MRF will share educational resources and inspiring stories of young patients like Millie, who was diagnosed with this rare form of melanoma at only four years old.


Medical Student Research Grants: Apply Today!



Medical Student Research Grants: Apply Today!

Applications are now being accepted for 2023 Medical Student Research Grants. Learn more and apply by November 15, 2022!

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

For our Pediatric Melanoma Awareness campaign we share Shannon’s story who was diagnosed with pediatric melanoma when she was 13:
Emmy Award-Winning WGN Midday News anchor to poised to help eradicate melanoma at upcoming 5K race  Chicago, IL (September 15,
This September, the New Jersey melanoma community will unite to take a big step towards ending this deadly disease.  Morristown,
New York, NY (September 9, 2022) - The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is thrilled to announce that reigning Ms. New

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.