Education, prevention and support for the most serious form of skin cancer.

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The Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE) was founded in 1999 by Mel and Marilyn Rubin in memory of their son Mark who lost his battle with the melanoma. MFNE’s mission is to reduce the incidence of melanoma in the New England region.  We provide a variety of educational programs targeting the prevention and early detection of skin cancer and melanoma for both children and adults.

MFNE also assists patients and their caregivers struggling with melanoma by offering support groups, educational programs, and Billy’s Buddies,  a one-on-one patient advocacy and support program. These programs are all free.

A Medical Advisory Board and Board of Directors comprised of business people, health care professionals, and leading melanoma specialists provide guidance to MFNE. Our fundraising events provide funding for education and support programs aimed at prevention, early detection and support.

The Melanoma Foundation of New England is a non-profit 501( c )( 3) organization.

Affiliations & Endorsements
American Academy of Dermatology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Boston University Medical Center, MA
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NH
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology
Maine Cancer Consortium
National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention
New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration
SunAWARE
Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, CT

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