ocular melanoma


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ocular melanoma

Melanoma of choroid Oncology A melanoma linked to sun exposure affecting Pts with light skin and blue eyes Clinical Asymptomatic early; eventually causes retinal detachment and vision distortion. See Melanoma.

Ocular melanoma

A malignant tumor that arises within the structures of the eye. It is the most common eye tumor in adults.
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"We had an opportunity to look at cutaneous and ocular melanoma families.
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A similar study to ours that was presented at the ASCO annual meeting shows clinically useful responses in two of four patients with metastatic ocular melanoma treated with nab-paclitaxel [27].
"Hearing the word cancer was absolutely devastating," she said adding: "Did an ultrasound and told us that it was ocular melanoma. We completely had thought that we were going to get a prescription for glasses or something and be on our merry way."
Its lead program, AU-011 in ocular melanoma, is being developed under a CRADA with the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
This low index is because of a high number of patients with ocular melanoma who have large masses, retinal detachment, peripheral masses, noncooperative patients, or media opacity.
A 77-year-old male had been diagnosed with ocular melanoma 25 years ago and had been subjected to radiotherapy.
Further investigation of kindreds with germline mutations have shown an increased incidence of cutaneous and ocular melanomas, as well as benign melanocytic skin tumors, renal cell carcinomas, and probably other types of cancers as well.
Taylor, 61 went to his Lord, Sunday, April 5th after a courageous battle with Ocular Melanoma.He leaves his wife, Kathleen E.
Melanoma is a highly heterogeneous disease comprising Cutaneous Melanoma (CM), Ocular Melanoma (OM), Mucosal Melanoma (MM), melanoma of the internal organs, and, according to some classifications, melanoma of the soft parts (non-bony and non-cartilaginous tissues) of the body.
Other variants include amelanotic melanoma, desmoplastic melanoma, spitzoid melanoma, ocular melanoma and mucosal melanoma.