Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2017

Comments

This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Molecular Cancer Research, Volume 15, Issue 5, May 2017, Pages 501-506.

The published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-17-0007 Copyright © American Association for Cancer Research Inc.

Abstract

Uveal melanoma is the most common primary intraocular malignant tumor in adults and arises from the transformation of melanocytes in the uveal tract. Even after treatment of the primary tumor, up to 50% of patients succumb to metastatic disease. The liver is the predominant organ of metastasis. There is an important need to provide effective treatment options for advanced stage uveal melanoma. To provide the preclinical basis for new treatments, it is important to understand the molecular underpinnings of the disease. Recent genomic studies have shown that mutations within components of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling are early events associated with approximately 98% of uveal melanomas.

Language

English

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.