American Joint Committee on Cancer Classification of Posterior Uveal Melanoma (Tumor Size Category) Predicts Prognosis in 7731 Patients – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To evaluate the clinical features and prognosis of posterior uveal (ciliary body and choroid) melanoma based on the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) classification (7th edition) of primary tumor (T).Design: Retrospective, interventional case series.Participants: Seven thousand seven hundred thirty-one patients.Intervention: Ocular management including plaque radiotherapy, enucleation, local resection, or laser therapy.Main Outcome Measures: Melanoma-related metastasis and death.Results: Of 7731 patients with posterior uveal melanoma, the AJCC classification based on T was category T1 in 3557 (46%), T2 in 2082 (27%), T3 in 1599 (21%), and T4 in 493 (6%). Based on tumor categories T1, T2, T3, and T4, respectively, (Read more...)

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