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Education

Pediatric Melanoma Awareness Month

Approximately 400 children are diagnosed with this rare form of melanoma each year in the US. Learn how to Spot the Difference on your child.

 

 

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

Celebrate at the Denver Gala

Events

Celebrate at the Denver Gala

Join the Denver melanoma community to honor courageous patients and dedicated physicians at the 10th Annual Denver Gala on September 23, 2021!

Ocular Melanoma

Ocular Melanoma Patients: Register Today!

Ocular Melanoma

Ocular Melanoma Patients: Register Today!

Join the first patient-powered, patient-reported ocular melanoma patient registry and help us find a cure!

Research and Science

Medical Students: Apply for Research Funding

Research and Science

Medical Students: Apply for Research Funding

The 2022 Medical Student Research Award Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available! Apply by November 15, 2021.

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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For our Pediatric Melanoma Awareness campaign we share Millie's story who was diagnosed with spitzoid melanoma before she turned five: 
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For our Pediatric Melanoma Awareness campaign, we share a story from 3-year-old Keasy who was diagnosed with pediatric melanoma in December of 2020:
For our 25th anniversary, we share a guest blog from Vito Rebecca, PhD from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of
Guest blog post by Florian Karreth, PhD, a 2018 Career Development Award recipient from Moffitt Cancer Center: In 2018, my
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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.