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.

Please view our Pathways for a Cure brochure to learn more about how you can get involved and help support our mission!

Latest News

#GetNaked: It Saved My Life.
Guest blog post by Karolina Jasko, a melanoma survivor, Miss Illinois USA 2018 and dedicated advocate for melanoma prevention and Read more.
House Appropriations Committee Takes Important Actions on Melanoma, Cancer Funding and Skin Cancer Prevention
On May 8, 2019, by a 30-23 party line vote, the House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the Fiscal Read more.
Guest Blog: What Gets Measured Gets Managed
Guest blog post by Bertil Damato, MD, PhD, FRCOphth. Dr. Damato is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Nuffield Department Read more.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day from your friends at the MRF! Whether it's celebrating lasting romance or the deep bonds between best 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: