Have questions about your melanoma diagnosis?

The MRF is proud to offer free resources if you have specific questions or need more information about counseling, support, financial assistance or your melanoma diagnosis:

Toll-Free Patient & Caregiver Helpline

The MRF has partnered with CancerCare to offer free, professional support services to patients, families and health care providers coping with a melanoma diagnosis. The MRF Helpline is staffed by experienced oncology social workers with specific knowledge of melanoma. The MRF Helpline staff can assist callers in availing themselves of the various other services CancerCare has to offer, including, where appropriate, helping patients apply for co-pay assistance, transportation and other social services. The helpline does not answer treatment or medical questions, so please consult your doctor before making any treatment-related decisions.

To speak to one of our expert social workers, please call 1-877-MRF-6460 (1-877-673-6460) Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Email your questions to the MRF Nurse

Do you have a specific, more medically based question? If so, you can submit your question to the MRF nurse by emailing askanurse@melanoma.org. You can expect to receive a personalized answer from our experienced nurse within 72 hours.

The MRF's Nurse is Katherine Rosenthal. Nurse Rosenthal is a Board Certified Oncology Nurse and Clinically Certified Research Professional. She currently works as a research nurse fulltime at a large non-profit local hospital in Los Angeles. Nurse Rosenthal received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Samuel Merritt University and she is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Nursing Education. She is certified in chemotherapy, biotherapy and radiation therapy. She is also an active member of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) and the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA).

Her background in clinical research and oncology nursing strengthen her ability to provide direct nursing care to patients with advanced malignancies on clinical trials. She has published in multiple prestigious journals including the Journal of Surgical Oncology and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Need answers right away?

Browse the MPIP Forum, visit the Newly Diagnosed patient section or the Online Educational Resources to lean more.