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Brachytherapy for patients with uveal melanoma: historical perspectives and future treatment directions

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Ophthalmology, May 2018
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Title
Brachytherapy for patients with uveal melanoma: historical perspectives and future treatment directions
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Clinical Ophthalmology, May 2018
DOI 10.2147/opth.s129645
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Beatrice Y Brewington, Yusra F Shao, Frederick H Davidorf, Colleen M Cebulla

Abstract

Surgical management with enucleation was the primary treatment for uveal melanoma (UM) for over 100 years. The Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study confirmed in 2001 that globe-preserving episcleral brachytherapy for UM was safe and effective, demonstrating no survival difference with enucleation. Today, brachytherapy is the most common form of radiotherapy for UM. We review the history of brachytherapy in the treatment of UM and the evolution of the procedure to incorporate fine-needle-aspiration biopsy techniques with DNA-and RNA-based genetic prognostic testing.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 40%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 20%
Student > Postgraduate 1 10%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 10%
Other 1 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 50%
Unspecified 2 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 10%
Neuroscience 1 10%
Physics and Astronomy 1 10%
Other 0 0%

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#11,570,470
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#1,512
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#235,396
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#16
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