Current Concepts in Uveal Melanoma

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L. Desjardins, T. Kivelä, B.E. Damato, M.J. Jager
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, 24 paź 2011 - 194
Uveal melanoma is an aggressive form of cancer that can involve the iris, the ciliary body, and/or the choroid, which is the main location of this tumor. Patients often wish to be informed about treatment choices and the results of different approaches. Important current clinical questions are whether a biopsy should be taken of choroidal melanomas, what should be done with this biopsy, and whether high-risk patients should be screened regularly.This volume describes the clinical characteristics of uveal melanoma along with the different current techniques available for treatment, such as radioactive plaque treatment, proton beam therapy, and local tumor resection. Furthermore, techniques for taking biopsies and characterizing biopsy material are demonstrated. Future therapies such as anti-VEGF treatment and options for the treatment of metastases are also discussed. Residents with an interest in ocular oncology, ophthalmologists or physicians dealing with uveal melanoma, as well as patients wishing to know more about this malignancy will find a topical update on uveal melanoma in this publication.
 

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Diagnosis of Uveal Melanoma
1
Treatment Selection for Uveal Melanoma
16
Ruthenium106 Brachytherapy
27
Treatment of Uveal Melanoma by Accelerated Proton Beam
41
Stereotactic Photon Beam Irradiation of Uveal Melanoma
58
Local Resection of Uveal Melanoma
66
Biopsies in Uveal Melanoma
81
Analysis of Intraocular Biopsies
96
AntiAngiogenic Therapy in Uveal Melanoma
117
Immunotherapy of Uveal Melanoma
137
Genetic Determinants of Uveal Melanoma
150
Therapeutic Options in Metastatic Uveal Melanoma
166
Subject Index
182
Cover
187
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