About Us

Meet the MRF

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma. The MRF is an active advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. The MRF’s website is the premier source for melanoma information seekers.

Mission Statement

To eradicate melanoma by accelerating medical RESEARCH while EDUCATING to and ADVOCATING for the melanoma community.

Latest News

#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.
MRF & MRA Commend the Senate Appropriations Committee for Supporting $20 Million for Defense-Funded Melanoma Research
      WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2019 – The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) commend the Senate Appropriations Read more.
Clara’s Story: Advocating for Your Child’s Health
Guest blog post by Andrea Smith, mother of pediatric melanoma survivor Clara and member of the MRF’s Pediatric Melanoma Parent Read more.

Meet Our Team

The MRF is led by a dedicated staff, Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Committee united in a common mission: to bring about a world without melanoma. Meet our team: