CURE OM, the MRF's Initiative on Ocular Melanoma

Founded in 2011, CURE OM (the Community United for Research and Education of Ocular Melanoma) 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. The CURE OM initiative excels because of the hard work and dedication of the CURE OM Steering Committee, the CURE OM Scientific Steering Committee and the MRF Staff

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.

View the CURE OM Brochure. Having an event or program? Order CURE OM brochures here.

Want to get involved with CURE OM? Learn about our volunteer opportunities or read the Eye on OM newsletter!

Want to support the MRF's CURE OM initiative?

It's simple and your donation will go directly to CURE OM! Just click HERE to donate online - you can select CURE OM at the bottom of the page! You can also email with "CURE OM Donation" in the subject line!

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.


Upcoming Events

Eyes on a Cure: Patient & Caregiver Symposium

The MRF is excited to host the 5th Annual CURE OM Eyes on a Cure: Patient & Caregiver Symposium for ocular melanoma patients and the people who support them. This year, we will partner with the ocular melanoma team with Emory Winship Cancer Center in Atlanta, GA!
Friday, Mar 4, 2016 | Decatur, GA 30030 | Details

8th Annual Wings of Hope for Melanoma Gala - San Francisco

The 8th Annual Wings of Hope for Melanoma Gala San Francisco will be on May, 19, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016 | San Francisco, CA 94105 | Details