Disparities in Uveal Melanoma: Patient Characteristics.

Nichols EE, Richmond A, Daniels AB
Semin Ophthalmol. 2016 31 (4): 296-303

PMID: 27128153 · PMCID: PMC5441550 · DOI:10.3109/08820538.2016.1154176

Uveal melanoma is the most common intraocular malignancy in adults. Despite excellent rates of local control, half of all patients with uveal melanoma ultimately go on to develop fatal metastatic disease. This review focuses on disparities and differences in the underlying characteristics of the patients, and how these patient characteristics impact the development of metastasis and subsequent patient survival. Specifically, we detail disparities in epidemiology and risk factors as they relate to the development of primary uveal melanoma, to the development of metastasis, and to patient survival following metastasis.

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Health Status Disparities Humans Melanoma Neoplasm Metastasis Risk Factors Survival Rate Uveal Neoplasms

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