Melanoma Awareness Month

May is Melanoma Awareness Month! Learn how to protect yourselves and your loved ones, and then spread the word!

Miles for Melanoma

Virtual Miles for Melanoma DC

 

Miles for Melanoma

Virtual Miles for Melanoma DC

Celebrate and support the melanoma community at the Virtual Miles for Melanoma DC run/walk. The week-long series of fitness events begins on Monday, July 6!

News

A Commitment to Our Community

Advocacy

A Commitment to Our Community

The MRF is developing new resources, expanding our reach and strongly supporting the melanoma community. Learn how you can help.

Research & Science

Advancing Research Around the World

Research & Science

Advancing Research Around the World

Learn how the Melanoma Research Foundation and researchers across the globe continue to advance a broad scientific agenda during challenging times.

Patients & Caregivers

#CancerHasNoCurve Resource Center

Patients & Caregivers

#CancerHasNoCurve Resource Center

Visit the #CancerHasNoCurve Resource Center for new educational releases throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education

Skin of Color & Melanoma

Education

Skin of Color & Melanoma

Although melanoma is relatively uncommon in people of color, when it occurs it is often diagnosed in later stages, making treatment more difficult.

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 nearly 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

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Washington, DC, July 13, 2020 – Today the House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the Fiscal 2021 Labor, Health and Human
Meet Dr. Stephanie Frankel! This year the MRF is honoring Dr. Frankel with the Humanitarian Award at our 2020 Denver Virtual Gala on August
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Washington, DC, July 7, 2020 – On June 29, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida signed Florida Senate Bill (SB)
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June 11, 2020 - The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) was founded in 1996 by Diana Ashby, a young woman who
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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.

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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.