Welcome to Ocumel Canada


Find helpful support and information here about ocular melanoma

This rare cancer is a challenge in so many ways. The small number of diagnoses in Canada does make it difficult for the mainstream Cancer Agencies to provide adequate services. In some provinces and territories, there are no services at all.


In 2020, Ocumel Canada surveyed Health Care Providers to assess the services currently provided by centres working in the ocular melanoma treatment landscape.  We are now working with multiple OM Patient Care Providers across the country to address gaps in the system and advocate for standardized care and improved access to treatment and clinical trials in Canada.


Click HERE to read the Ocumel Canada Health Care Provider Survey Report: Understanding Ocular Melanoma Care Pathways in Canada


A warm thank you to Save Your Skin Foundation for hosting this space. Staff are already knowledgeable and skilled in providing help to Canadians diagnosed with cutaneous melanoma and their experiences in building a powerful support group are our foundation.  Please see the following pages to find up-to-date links and resources:


Ocumel Canada – About Ocular Melanoma

Ocumel Canada – Helpful Links

Ocumel Canada – Resources and Support


Contact us at ocumelcanada@saveyourskin.ca or 1-800-460-5832

Click HERE download a pdf version of the Ocumel Canada 2020 Strategic Plan

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with primary or metastatic ocular melanoma, connect with our community of support, Canadian bilingual Facebook group:  Ocular Melanoma Connect/Connexion mélanome oculaire 

OM Connect

Ocular Melanoma – Watch our webinar Recorded February-2019 

With Dr. Marcus Butler, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada  &              Dr. Omid Hamid, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, Los Angeles, California

This webinar provides an update on the landscape of metastatic ocular melanoma treatment in Canada and the United States. Dr. Hamid and Dr. Butler share their knowledge of current practices and care pathways, identifying the most pressing needs for patients.  They also discuss new and emerging treatment options such as IMCgp100, as well as clinical trials available to Canadian patients with ocular or uveal melanoma.

With Thanks to our Supporters:


Listed above are a few sources of information and support you might find useful. These groups are not connected to Save Your Skin Foundation. We are providing the links as useful sources of information but do not monitor content for accuracy and quality.

NOTE: The information on the Save Your Skin Foundation website is not intended to replace the medical advice of a doctor or healthcare provider. While we make every effort to ensure that the information on our site is as current as possible, please note that information and statistics are subject to change as new research and studies are published. 

Making awareness and education available is crucial. Since 2006, the Foundation has worked to raise awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, and ocular melanoma, focusing on the need for improved patient care.
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