Current and emerging treatment options for uveal melanoma

@inproceedings{Pereira2013CurrentAE,
  title={Current and emerging treatment options for uveal melanoma},
  author={Patricia R. Pereira and Alexandre Nakao Odashiro and Li-Anne Lim and Cristina Miyamoto and Paula L Blanco and Maçanori Odashiro and Shawn C. Maloney and Dominique F De Souza and Miguel Noel Burnier},
  booktitle={Clinical ophthalmology},
  year={2013}
}
Uveal melanoma (UM) is the most common primary malignant intraocular tumor in adults, with a 10-year cumulative metastatic rate of 34%. The most common site of metastasis is the liver (95%). Unfortunately, the current treatment of metastatic UM is limited by the lack of effective systemic therapy. Options for the management of the primary intraocular tumor include radical surgery as well as conservative treatments in order to preserve visual acuity. For metastatic disease, several approaches… CONTINUE READING
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