Welcome to the website for A Cure In Sight

A Cure In Sight™ was founded to provide patient support services for Ocular Melanoma eye cancer patients. Ocular Melanoma (OM), also known as Uveal Melanoma, is the most common primary cancer of the eye in adults. Our patient population is unique in that our numbers are small with only an estimated 2,500 new diagnoses (US) per year. This alone has gained us “rare cancer status”.

The prognosis for those patients diagnosed with ocular melanoma can be dire. At this time, half of those diagnosed with OM will see their disease spread to other parts of the body. And, once metastasized, it is nearly always fatal. Currently there is no cure for metastatic ocular melanoma. There are, however, promising new treatments being prescribed, as well as new clinical trials and targeted therapies being proposed. These emerging treatment opportunities will only be made possible through research funding. Unfortunately, funding dollars are critically low. Grants for funding are rare and the competition is fierce. Therefore, we rely on private and corporate funding to fuel our programs and services.

A Cure in Sight (ACIS) helps provide services nationwide through building public awareness, educating OM patients and their caregivers, funding on-going eye cancer research, and by financially helping in-need OM patients find and pay for the treatments they need. However, funding is greatly needed for us to continue fulfilling our mission.

ACIS is uniquely positioned to serve the OM patient population. And, this is why our mission is so valuable to our community. Our actions have awarded us with an open door to many of the top ocular medical physicians and oncologists in the nation. We support each other and we are fighting everyday for a cure. If you are newly diagnosed, we welcome you and encourage you to tell your story. ACIS was founded by patients, run by patients and staffed completely by volunteers, their families, and their friends.

A Cure In Sight™For the Patients, by the Patients.

A Cure In Sight™ is an IRS approved 501C(3) organization, EIN 46-1274306,

Please take a minute to “look” around our site. We have loads of ocular melanoma awareness resources, awareness products, apparel and many options for you to help us with our fundraising efforts as well as some excerpts from our most Recent News Posts displayed below – make sure to click the individual articles to read more.

We greatly appreciate your interest and look forward to hearing more from you! 


RECENT NEWS POSTS

Partner With A Cure In Sight

Partner With A Cure In Sight

We invite you to partner with ACIS to fund ongoing research and provide patient support. Our Invitation to give has updated statistics and information about ocular melanoma. Your invitations are ready for your personalization and for you to send to your family and friends. Send us an email or make a call and we will mail yours out today. If you would like to partner with us today, please s[...]
Lookin' For A Cure Durham

Lookin' For A Cure Durham

The 4th Annual Durham Lookin' For A Cure will be on November 10, 2019 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Center at 409 Blackwell St. The official start time of the race will be at 9am, with registration opening at 8am. First place in 4 divisions will receive a gift card and certificate. Lenny Fritts will be on sight again with great music to get us going before and after the race. Raffle tickets wi[...]
Eye Believe Survivorship Seminar highlights

Eye Believe Survivorship Seminar highlights

The 2019 Eye Believe Survivorship Seminar is a wrap. This years program was made possible by generous sponsorships by Castle Biosciences, Immunorcore, Delcath and The Angeles Clinic. Set in the wonderful beach town of Redondo Beach CA at the seaside Portofino hotel. The event encouraged relaxation and connecting with others, while learning about living with ocular melanoma. Kicking off [...]