Executive summary

A study looked at the characteristics of patients with uveal melanoma treated in the proton center in the UK. A total of 1084 patients with uveal melanoma were treated between 2004 to 2014. This study found that the common indications for the use of proton treatment in uveal melanoma include small tumors in the posterior pole poorly accessible for plaque treatment (adjacent to the disc), tumors at the posterior pole affecting the fovea and large anterior tumors traditionally too large for brachytherapy.

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