Research. Educate. Advocate.

To support medical RESEARCH for finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma. To EDUCATE patients and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma. To act as an ADVOCATE for the melanoma community to raise the awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent, national organization devoted to melanoma in the United States. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma.

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From chocolate to wine, if it goes in your mouth and helps your skin, you'll find it here.

Caffeine & Skin Cancer

It has been known for years that drinking coffee is associated with a decreased risk for non-melanoma skin caners, but a recent study done at Rutgers University supports the theory that caffeine, applied directly to the skin, might help prevent UV light from causing skin cancer.  (A side note, the study found that the caffeine was most effective when the mice exercised!) There is still more research to be done, but if you're interested in trying a few coffee infused products, give these a shot...       * Coffeeberry is the red fruit of the coffee bush that contains the bean.