CURE OM, the MRF's Initiative on Ocular Melanoma
Founded in 2011, the Community United for Research and Education of Ocular Melanoma (CURE OM) is the MRF's initiative to increase awareness, education, treatment and research funding for ocular melanoma while improving the lives of people affected by this disease.
CURE OM’s mission
The mission of CURE OM is to support research and accelerate the development of effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for ocular melanoma through innovative strategies including international and interdisciplinary collaborations; to improve the lives of people affected by ocular melanoma by creating systems and programs to provide education and support; and to advocate for the ocular melanoma community.
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About Ocular Melanoma
Ocular melanoma is a form of melanoma that develops in the eye. It is the most common eye cancer in adults and the second most common type of melanoma. Approximately 2,000 Americans are diagnosed with ocular melanoma each year, and 50 percent of these cases spread to other parts of the body. When this occurs, it is most often fatal.
There are treatments to help alleviate symptoms and extend life, but there is no known cure for ocular melanoma. Visit our ocular melanoma section to learn more about this type of melanoma, and visit our clinical trial finder to find out about new, emerging treatment options. You may also like to download the OM Fact Sheet.