EDUCATION
Ocular Melanoma

Ocular (eye) melanoma can often have no symptoms in early stages, and is most often detected during a dilated eye exam.

 

 

 

#GetNaked

A monthly skin check could save your life.

Advocacy

Take Action!

Advocacy

Advocacy

MRF Advocates are the voice of the melanoma community. Visit the Advocacy Action Center to get involved.

Events

Join a Miles for Melanoma Team!

Events

Join a Miles for Melanoma Team!

Help us cross the finish line – four events remain in the 2019 season!

Education

Take the Survivorship Survey!

Education

Take the Survivorship Survey!

What does it mean to be a melanoma survivor? What resources are most needed? Share your feedback to help the MRF expand and improve its survivorship resources!

Research and Science

2019 Research Grant Recipients

Research and Science

2019 Research Grant Recipients

Funding includes a Team Award for OM research, 2 Established Investigator Awards and 6 Career Development Awards.

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 more than 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

#EyeGetDilated: Dr. Alison Skalet
Guest blog post by Alison H. Skalet, MD, PhD, Ophthalmic Oncologist at Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University. Read more.
#EyeGetDilated: Stephanie L.
Guest blog post by Stephanie Lyznick, OM advocate and captain of Team Frank CURE OM Squad, walking in memory of Read more.
#EyeGetDilated: Roger Z.
Guest blog post by Roger Z., OM advocate and an ocular melanoma “caregiver warrior”: Our journey together began during the Read more.
#EyeGetDilated: Lindsay Z.
Guest blog post by Lindsay Zubeck, MRF Courage Award recipient and #EyeGetDilated advocate: It never occurred to me that I Read more.
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Treatment Center Finder

Although the MRF cannot recommend a specific doctor or clinic, the Melanoma Treatment Center Finder will help you find a cancer center in your area that specializes in treating melanoma. Please remember to use the information you receive 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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Patient
Resources

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