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Patients diagnosed with ocular melanoma consent to participate in the study. Combined PET/CT scans of the whole body are performed at baseline, three months later, and six months after that for a total of three combined scans in the first year. Subsequently, these combined scans will be performed at 6-monthly intervals for a total of two combined scans per year.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Jules Stein Eye Institute
University of California, Los Angeles
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:43:31-0400
This study evaluates treatment with combination versus monotherapy for patients with metastatic ocular melanoma.
RATIONALE: Interferon beta may interfere with the growth of tumor cells. PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well interferon beta works in treating patients with metastatic cutan...
The scope of the trial is to determinate the anti-tumoral activity of imatinib in metastatic ocular melanoma patients.
Up to half of patients with ocular melanoma (also called iris, choroidal or uveal melanoma) develop metastasis. We have found that certain molecular features of the eye tumor can be detect...
The purpose of the study is to investigate the safety and tolerability of the anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial cell growth factor) treatment, ranibizumab, in combination with proton beam ir...
Uveal melanoma is the most common primary ocular malignancy in adults in the USA and Europe. The optimal treatment of large uveal melanoma is still under debate. Radiation therapy has its limitation d...
Uveal melanoma is the most common intraocular primary malignant tumor in adults, and retinoblastoma is the one in children. Current mainstay treatment options include chemotherapy using conventional d...
Uveal melanoma is the most common adult primary intraocular cancer. Although liver metastasis is common to the natural history of the disease, metastasis to the fellow eye is extremely rare. Here we r...
Choroidal melanoma is a rare ocular tumor. The present study reports the case of a 66-year-old male who presented with chronic headache and progressive visual loss. Physical eye examination and combin...
Despite improvements in melanoma mortality, disparities in melanoma survival persist. We evaluated possible sociodemographic and healthcare-based predictors of differences in U.S. melanoma survival us...
An unpigmented malignant melanoma. It is an anaplastic melanoma consisting of cells derived from melanoblasts but not forming melanin. (Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed)
Experimentally induced tumor that produces MELANIN in animals to provide a model for studying human MELANOMA.
Ocular manifestations secondary to various NEOPLASMS in which antibodies to antigens of the primary tumor cross-react with ocular antigens. This autoimmune response often leads to visual loss and other ocular dysfunctions.
The dioptric adjustment of the EYE (to attain maximal sharpness of retinal imagery for an object of regard) referring to the ability, to the mechanism, or to the process. Ocular accommodation is the effecting of refractive changes by changes in the shape of the CRYSTALLINE LENS. Loosely, it refers to ocular adjustments for VISION, OCULAR at various distances. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
A cellular subtype of malignant melanoma. It is a pigmented lesion composed of melanocytes occurring on sun-exposed skin, usually the face and neck. The melanocytes are commonly multinucleated with a "starburst" appearance. It is considered by many to be the in situ phase of lentigo maligna melanoma.
Melanoma is a highly malignant tumor of melanin-forming cells (melanocytes) There are most commonly found in the skin (resulting from sunlight exposure), but also in the eyes and mucous membranes. Metastasis to other regions of the body is also common....
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