Eye Cancer: November 2006 Archives

Test determines aggressive eye cancer


eyeLOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A new procedure could tell ocular melanoma patients and their physicians if the eye cancer is the aggressive type that can be fatal, says a U.S. researcher.

"For the first time, we have demonstrated that it's safe and feasible to perform a biopsy in the living eye to obtain clear results about whether a tumor has metastatic potential or not," says Dr. Tara Young of the University of California at Los Angeles' Jules Stein Eye Institute and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

"Identifying patients at high risk for metastasis is an important first step toward reducing the death rate of this cancer, which kills nearly half of its patients."

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