MRF's Research Initiatives

As part of the MRF’s mission to support medical research to find effective treatments and a cure for melanoma, we are proud to collaborate with research institutions, investigators, government entities and various leading melanoma organizations. These critical partnerships aim to improve the quality and length of life for melanoma patients.

The MRF has spearheaded a number of scientific efforts and special research initiatives, including:

  • The Melanoma Research Foundation Breakthrough Consortium (MRFBC), a network of 16 centers of excellence in melanoma who collaborate on clinical and translational research
  • CURE Ocular Melanoma (CURE OM), an initiative focused specifically on ocular melanoma research, treatment and patient education
  • Translational Science efforts, to include a Virtual Specimen Repository, which operates across consortium sites to assure quality specimens for next generation research questions.