Committed to the science of melanoma.

The Melanoma Research Foundation is committed to advancing a broad scientific agenda across the disciplines of prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Components of the MRF’s research program include:

  • A competitive, peer-reviewed research grant program for investigator-initiated research since 1998
    • Grants for Established Investigator, Career Development and Medical Students are awarded each year. Learn about the grant application process.
  • Team science and special research initiatives that include:
    • The Melanoma Research Foundation Breakthrough Consortium (MRFBC), a network of 19 centers of excellence in melanoma who collaborate on clinical and translational research
    • CURE Ocular Melanoma (CURE OM), an initiative focused specifically on ocular melanoma
    • Translational Science efforts, including a Virtual Specimen Repository (coming soon), which operates across consortium sites to assure quality specimens for next generation research questions
  • The MRF proudly partners with advocates, scientists, professional societies, the National Cancer Institute, the Department of Defense, the Food and Drug Administration, Congress, other nonprofits and industry to create an environment that stimulates the best research and accelerates its translation into options for patients and their families. View our scientific milestones.

To date, the MRF has funded $12 million dollars in research grants. For a full understanding of our dollars spent, view our research research grants recipients or our annual financial reports.

Learn more about the MRF's Scientific Advisory Committee, the MRF's CURE OM Scientific Steering Committee and the MRFBC's Steering Committee