Scientists Identify Weak Point in Deadly Eye Melanoma (image) Washington University School of Medicine Share Print E-Mail Caption Uveal melanoma, the large green mass pictured, is a cancer of the eye that has no targeted therapies. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that a natural plant compound shuts down uveal melanoma cell growth in human tumor cells grown in the lab. Credit P. Kumar Rao Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.