Use of OCT Angiography in Choroidal Melanocytic Tumors.

Conclusion: OCTA is a promising new technology that can be used to study in vivo the differential characteristics of microcirculations between posterior segment melanocytic lesions. Today, larger studies are needed to corroborate these findings and to correlate it with malignancy. PMID: 29201456 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research

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Authors: Shneor D, Tayeb S, Pe'er J, Voropaev H, Gimmelshein M, Cassoux N, Honigman A, Frenkel S Abstract Uveal melanoma (UM) is the most frequent intraocular tumor in adult patients. When metastases occur, systemic therapy with alkylating agents (fotemustine or dacarbazine (DTIC)) has shown only modest efficacy. The common chemotherapeutic drug doxorubicin (DOX) is not used to treat metastatic UM (mUM). To expand the chemotherapeutic arsenal for mUM, we tested the effect of DOX on UM cell mortality. We have previously shown that CREB knockdown enhances sensitivity to DOX. UM cells infected with recombinant MuLV-ba...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Conclusion RDD can present as an intraocular mass that mimics ciliary body melanoma. This case emphasizes the importance of diagnostic biopsy before considering the final therapy in unclear cases, mainly when associated with unusual systemic features like lymphadenopathy.
Source: Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Bussat A, Langner-Lemercier S, Salmon A, Mouriaux F Abstract Paraneoplastic syndromes involving the visual system are a heterogeneous group of disorders occurring in the setting of systemic malignancy. Although these syndromes are rare, the clinical manifestations can herald an unsuspected, underlying malignancy. The associated antibodies and histopathology of each syndrome are presented to help in the understanding of these autoimmune phenomena. Outlined in this review article are diagnostic features useful in differentiating cancer-associated retinopathy, melanoma-associated retinopathy, paraneoplastic p...
Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research
Conclusions: MRI of small peripheral choroidal melanomas is feasible in a rabbit model using surface coils, particularly in T1-weighted sequences. Findings may be used as a basis for further development of this technique for experimental and clinical applications.Ocul Oncol Pathol
Source: Ocular Oncology and Pathology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Treatment for liver metastases in uveal cancer has changed over 50 years. At ASCO, one study charted the survival benefits seen with newer localized therapies; the other showed benefits of radioembolization.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Integrated molecular profiling aids in distinguishing primary from metastatic melanocytic tumors of the central nervous system. Primary leptomeningeal melanocytic tumors, uveal melanoma and blue nevus-like melanoma share molecular similarity with chromosome 3 and BAP1 alterations markers of poor prognosis. PMID: 29891723 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Cancer Res Source Type: research
Conclusions: In this series, patients who had a precipitous drop in VA at the time of diagnosis of radiation papillopathy returned to baseline VA following this treatment algorithm. This protocol was effective at maintaining stability of VA in 80% of those who developed papillopathy but did not present with an acute drop in VA.Ocul Oncol Pathol
Source: Ocular Oncology and Pathology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
(Thomas Jefferson University) Scientists from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson Health will be presenting research and leading discussions on various topics, including metastatic uveal melanoma, genetic counseling in men, immunotherapy in early stage lung cancer and solid tumors, quality of life among patients receiving treatment for T cell lymphoma and updates on the Cancer Moonshot during the Biden Cancer Initiative Colloquium at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, being held June 1-5 in Chicago.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
The CustomFlex Artificial Iris treats adults and children with congenital aniridia or iris defects due to other reasons or conditions, such as albinism, traumatic injury, or surgical removal due to melanoma.FDA Approvals
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news
The FDA today granted pre-market approval and a breakthrough device designation for HumanOptics‘ CustomFlex artificial iris, touting it as the first stand-alone prosthetic iris to win approval in the US. The CustomFlex artificial iris is designed to be surgically implanted in adults and children to treat individuals whose iris is completely missing or damaged due to either a congenital condition called aniridia or other damage to the eye, according to an FDA release. The newly cleared device is also indicated to treat iris defects due to other reasons or conditions, such as albinism, traumatic injury or surgical remo...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance humanoptics Source Type: news
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