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Uveal Melanoma in Ireland

Authors
  • Baily, Caroline
  • O’Neill, Valerie
  • Dunne, Mary
  • Cunningham, Moya
  • Gullo, Giuseppe
  • Kennedy, Susan
  • Walsh, Paul M.
  • Deady, Sandra
  • Horgan, Noel
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ocular Oncology and Pathology
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
Sep 13, 2018
Volume
5
Issue
3
Pages
195–204
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000492391
Source
Karger
Keywords
License
Green
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Abstract

<bold><italic>Purpose:</italic></bold> To report the clinical features and epidemiology of uveal melanoma in Ireland. <bold><italic>Methods:</italic></bold> This was an observational study of 253 patients with a new diagnosis of uveal melanoma between June 2010 and December 2015. Main outcome measures included demographics, clinical features, age-adjusted incidence, relative survival, overall survival, and distant metastases-free survival. <bold><italic>Results:</italic></bold> The mean patient age was 61.7 years. Tumour location was choroidal in 82%, ciliochoroidal in 9%, iridociliary in 2%, and iris in 7%. Treatment modalities included brachytherapy (ruthenium-106 and iodine-125 [64%]), enucleation (27%), and proton beam radiation (8%). The mean age-adjusted incidence of uveal melanoma in Ireland from 2010 to 2015 was 9.5 per million of the population (95% confidence interval [CI]: 8.4–10.7). Four-year relative survival was 81.3% (95% CI: 72.8–87.3). Four-year overall survival was 84% (95% CI: 78–90) and 4-year distant metastases-free survival was 79% (95% CI: 73–86). <bold><italic>Conclusion:</italic></bold> Based on this data, the incidence of uveal melanoma in Ireland is high when compared with other reported incidence rates in Europe and worldwide. Relative and observed survival were in keeping with other reported European survival rates.

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