Latest Uvea Stories

2011-11-29 10:29:50

A drug commonly used to treat seizures appears to make eye tumors less likely to grow if they spread to other parts of the body, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Their findings are available online in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. Uveal melanoma, the second most common form of melanoma, can be very aggressive and spread, or metastasize, from the eye to other organs, especially the liver. “Melanoma in general, and uveal...

2010-11-18 12:41:30

An international, multi-center study has revealed the discovery of a novel oncogene that is associated with uveal melanoma, the most common form of eye cancer. Researchers have isolated an oncogene called GNA11 and have found that it is present in more than 40 percent of tumor samples taken from patients with uveal melanoma. The findings are being published early online November 17, 2010 in the New England Journal of Medicine and will appear in the December 2, 2010, print issue. "These...

2009-02-24 05:00:00

New Clinical Advisory Board Established to Provide Industry Leadership and Ophthalmology Experience ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ESBATech AG, a leading developer of antibody fragment therapeutics, today announced the initiation of a Phase IIa study in patients with acute anterior uveitis. This study is designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and clinical activity of topically applied ESBA105 in uveitis patients. ESBA105 is a single-chain antibody fragment directed...

2009-01-14 14:21:12

Cell phone use is not associated with the risk of melanoma of the eye, researchers in Germany said. Dr. Andreas Stang of the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany and colleagues examined the association between cell phone use and risk of uveal melanoma -- melanoma of the eye -- in 459 patients and 1,194 control subjects. Control subjects were drawn from the general population, from ophthalmology clinics and from siblings of the patients. The investigators grouped study...

2009-01-13 17:47:42

Mobile phone use is not associated with the risk of melanoma of the eye, researchers report in the January 13 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Although there is no direct link between exposure to radio waves and DNA damage, which can lead to cancer, studies have examined the possibility of an association between mobile phone use and melanoma of the eye, also called uveal melanoma. In the current study, Andreas Stang, M.D., of the Martin-Luther-University of...

2008-12-11 09:36:24

A University of British Columbia geneticist has discovered a gene mutation that can cause the most common eye cancer - uveal melanoma.Catherine Van Raamsdonk, an assistant professor of medical genetics in the UBC Faculty of Medicine and a team of researchers, have discovered a genetic mutation in a gene called GNAQ that could be responsible for 45 per cent of the cases of uveal melanoma.The findings, published today in Nature, will allow researchers to develop therapeutic interventions...

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