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

Giving Tuesday Special Invitation

Giving Tuesday Special Invitation

Giving Tuesday, is coming up this November 27th. We hope as you review all of the many options for donations in memory or in honor of your loved ones, you consider a donation to A Cure In Sight™. We are launching our Year End Fund Raising campaign and are proud to provide visitors a copy of the Special Invitation to download for their review. As you may already know, Ocular Melanoma[...]
Holiday Cards are Here!

Holiday Cards are Here!

A Cure In Sight™ 2018 Holiday Cards are now being printed! The cards should be ready to ship in one week. This is a chance to get ahead of the holiday rush and, at the same time, support this ACIS community-building Awareness Project. "Thank You" to those who have already ordered card packs. OM patients (or, their caregivers) may register to receive one "FREE" 10-pack of cards (fi[...]
Shop at AmazonSmile!

Shop at AmazonSmile!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to A Cure In Sight! Not only can you always support ACIS every time you shop, but through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to A Cure in Sight when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1274306.[...]