ocular melanoma

Guest Blog: What Gets Measured Gets Managed

March 14, 2019 | Categories: Ocular Melanoma, Research, Treatment

Guest blog post by Bertil Damato, MD, PhD, FRCOphth. Dr. Damato is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Oxford, United Kingdom and a member of the CURE OM Patient Registry Steering Committee.

Holiday Greetings in the Season of Giving

December 5, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Patient Stories, Types of Melanoma

Dear friends,

Happy Holidays! If your family is like mine, these last weeks of 2018 are some of the busiest of the year. Our days become a whirlwind of holiday plans, travel arrangements, hosting family and friends and wrapping up any loose ends at work before the new year starts. Add a beautifully energetic 2 1/2-year-old in the mix, and there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

#EyeGetDilated So That No One Else Has To Experience Such a Great Loss

November 29, 2018 | Categories: Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories

Guest blog post by Jim Mills, CURE OM community member and ocular melanoma caregiver:

My name is Jim Mills, I am the husband and caregiver to my late wonderful and beautiful wife Leeanne Michelle Mills. My wife (my honey) and I were friends for 38 years and married for 30 years. 

#EyeGetDilated for Families Affected by OM

November 19, 2018 | Categories: Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories, Prevention

Guest blog post by CURE OM community member Joseph Boyle:

#EyeGetDilated: Be Smart. Beat It.

November 15, 2018 | Categories: Ocular Melanoma

Guest blog post by Carol L. Shields, MD:

Ocular melanoma is a serious disease. This malignancy can be life-threatening. It tends to occur in middle-aged, Caucasian people, particularly those with light colored irises such as blue or green. Don’t let melanoma catch you. Beat it. 

#EyeGetDilated: Every Day is a Gift

November 9, 2018 | Categories: Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories

Guest blog post by OM survivor and advocate, Ashley McCrary:

#EyeGetDilated to Cancel Cancer

November 5, 2018 | Categories: Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories

Guest blog post by CURE OM advocate, Carrie Rubin:


Guest Post: Finding Knowledge and Feeling Loved at the CURE OM Patient Symposium

June 26, 2018 | Categories: Causes, Events, Ocular Melanoma, Patient Stories

I first heard about the CURE OM Symposium via Facebook and wanted to attend. However, in the past the timing just didn’t gel with my work schedule. To my delight, this year’s meeting fell at a time that I was able to take off of work to attend. 

CURE OM Patient Registry Update

June 21, 2018 | Categories: News, Ocular Melanoma, Research


Update on the CURE OM Patient Reported Registry

CURE OM Research Grant Recipient Announced

June 14, 2018 | Categories: News, Ocular Melanoma, Research

Walter Fast, Ph.D.The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is pleased to announce that Walter Fast, Ph.D. has been selected as the recipient of a one-year MRF CURE OM Pilot Proposal Focused on GNAQ/11 Mutant Uveal Melanoma. Dr. Fast is a Professor and the William I. Dismukes Fellow in Pharmacy, Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin.