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

Eye Believe Patient Survivorship Seminar Updates!

Eye Believe Patient Survivorship Seminar Updates!

Check it out! We've updated the ACIS website with even more information on the Eye Believe Survivorship Seminar to help plan your trip! Just go to the acureinsight.org and hover your mouse over Networking Events. You'll see links for the Seminar Page, Hotel Information and more, just like the image above. The first step to attend is to Register. Here's a link to that Registration page. [...]
4th Annual Lookin' For A Cure Texas 5k

4th Annual Lookin' For A Cure Texas 5k

SAVE THE DATE Oct 27, 2018 Join us on October 27th, 2018 for the 4th Annual Lookin' for A Cure 5k at Gateway Park, 750 Beach St, Fort Worth, Texas. Join us as we walk/fun run a 5K around beautiful Gateway Park in Fort Worth, Texas for Ocular Melanoma. Registration starts at 8 am, and the fun begins at 9 am. Registration is now open! Ocular melanoma is a rare cancer of the eye that effects[...]
NEW Research Funding to Harbour Ocular Oncology Laboratory

NEW Research Funding to Harbour Ocular Oncology Laboratory

A Cure In Sight is excited to announce the funding and launch of an important new uveal melanoma research project. ACIS, along with a generous financial gift from Jack Odell and John Dagres, will be funding a new arm of continuing research with Dr. J. William Harbour and Dr. Stefan Kurtenbach of the Harbour Ocular Oncology Laboratory at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Sylvester Comprehensive Cance[...]