6th July 2012 - Southampton Gets Funding for 6 PHP patients
We have just been told
that the liver treatment PHP (Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion) is now available at Southampton Hospitals NHS Trust. More
info on our Cancer That Has Spread page.
CURE OM Patient and Caregiver Symposium
On 16th and 17th June, Kathryn attended the inaugural patient and caregiver
symposium from the MRF's new programme - CURE OM. The event entitled "Eyes on a Cure" was held at
Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, home of the Kimmel Cancer Centre where Takami Sato heads up a team of ocular
melanoma experts. There were some very well known speakers including James Pingpank from the University of Pittsburgh,
Evan Lipson from Johns Hopkins and Scott Woodman from MD Anderson. Kathryn will be giving a report of the meeting
at the OcuMel UK conference in Reading in September.
CURE OM Newsletter
OM is the organisation co-founded by our friend Sara Selig and her late husband Gregg along with the Melanoma Research
Foundation (MRF). The initiative is now 6 months old and you can click here to read their first e-newsletter. To receive future
newsletters yourself, sign up to the CURE OM mailing list. You can also follow them on Facebook
(www.facebook/cureom) and Twitter: @MRFCureOM.
Well done Sue Hay!
raised an enormous £1,152.00 for OcuMel UK by running the Lincoln 10K. Incredibly she is already talking
about her next event - Race For Life at Burghley House in May so watch this space.
Thank you Sue!
24th April 2012 - Birmingham Patient Meeting
OcuMel UK will be holding a meeting for patients, family and friends at The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP on 24th April 2012.
Anyone is welcome to come
along for coffee and a chat and to hear some excellent talks about ocular melanoma by some of the countries leading specialists.
4th November 2011: Jurassic Coast Run DVD available now!
On 7th August 2011, members of the UK's premier biking forum took part in the "Jurassic Coast Run 2011"
in aid of OcuMel UK. The group have already raised well over £1000 and they haven't finished yet!
The event was a great success with over 100 riders and 18 marshalls taking part.
The group have produced a fantastic DVD capturing all the excitement and action of the day and there are a few copies
left which have now been made available to us.
If you would like a copy of the DVD, and to support
OcuMel UK in the process, please send a self-addressed A4-sized Jiffy bag, prepaid with a £1 stamp to:
OcuMel UK, c/o Moonfleet, 19 Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AU. Please enclose the suggested donation
of £10 (or more if you wish!)
A huge thank you from OcuMel UK to everyone who took part and raised such a
31st October 2011: Cure OM Launch
The Melanoma Research Foundation has today announced a new initiative
- CURE OM. The aim of the initiative is to advance research,
provide educational resources and facilitate support for people affected by ocular melanoma.
This is an
incredibly exciting development for the ocular melanoma community, and OcuMel UK are fully supportive of the project.
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