Update on Metastatic Uveal Melanoma: Progress and Challenges

Francesco Spagnolo, Virginia Picasso, Laura Spano, Enrica Tanda, Clary Venzano, Paola Queirolo

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Uveal melanoma is a rare and biologically distinct type of melanoma arising from melanocytes of the uveal tract; it is associated with a poor prognosis due to the lack of effective systemic treatments. Recent advances in the pathogenesis of uveal melanoma offer an unprecedented opportunity for investigation of new compounds. The purpose of this paper was to analyse the existing evidence about the molecular pathology and immunobiology of advanced uveal melanoma and their implications for systemic targeted therapies and immunotherapy, as well as to discuss future treatment strategies based on data provided by clinical and translational research studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Mar 21 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmacology
  • Biotechnology


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