American joint committee on cancer staging of uveal melanoma.

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This article has been peer reviewed. It was published in: Oman journal of ophthalmology.
Volume 6, Issue 2, 2013, Pages 116-118.
The published version is available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3779409/. DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.116652
Copyright © 2013 Mellen PL, et al.


In January 2010, the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) updated its staging criteria for uveal melanoma. Here, we discuss the staging classifications and evaluate an interesting case to demonstrate. The development of a uniform means of staging cancer, such as defined by the AJCC, is critical for information sharing among the research community.