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Prevention

#GetNaked

May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and the MRF has skin in the game. Meet our newest #GetNaked spokesperson and learn how melanoma early detection could save your life, too.

MRF Partners

Support the MRF with your SPF

MRF Partner

Support the MRF with your SPF

$1 from the purchase of every limited edition Neutrogena sunscreen product will be donated to the MRF! Available for a limited time online and in select Walgreens stores; look for the MRF logo on the label!

Research and Science

Apply for Research Funding

Research and Science

Apply for Research Funding

The 2021 Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available, and applications will be accepted through July 12, 2021. Learn more and apply today!

Advocacy

Advocacy Action Center

Advocacy

Advocacy Action Center

Learn about the latest and most important issues MRF Advocates are working on, and how your voice can make a difference!

Patients & Caregivers

COVID-19 Vaccine and Melanoma

Patients & Caregivers

COVID-19 Vaccine and Melanoma

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

Events

Miles for Melanoma

Events

Miles for Melanoma

The Miles for Melanoma season is here! Check out the full event calendar and register for a run/walk near you today.

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
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Latest News

WASHINGTON, DC, May 5 - The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is proud to announce an exciting new chapter in its
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Guest blog from Melissa Beisel, mother of Cassie Beisel who is the MRF's Senior Advocacy Officer and the 2021 #GetNaked
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Just when my life was taking off, I had to hand it over to an oncologist. My name is Cassie and I am
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma, has earned a Platinum Seal of Transparency, the
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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.