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

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Meet Deborah Wassertzug - a melanoma survivor who benefited from knowing her BRAF status early on, changing the course of
Researcher Homepage
For more than 20 years, the MRF had advanced the field of melanoma science by supporting researchers studying a broad
Washington, DC – October 1, 2020 – The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is proud to welcome Dayanara Torres as the
Guest blog from Daphne Kiernan, mother of pediatric melanoma warrior Finn.  Finn is the youngest of our five children. In

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: