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Ocular Melanoma Research

Since 2012, Professor Nicholas Hayward’s team at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, in partnership with Terrace Eye Centre, Queensland Ocular Oncology Service colleagues, Drs William Glasson,Sunil Warrier and Lindsay McGrath, have undertaken pilot work investigating the genetics of ocular melanoma (OM) with a particular focus on uveal melanoma (UM). Despite its rarity, UM is the most common eye cancer. At present, molecular tests are used to categorise patients into low, medium and high risk groups for likelihood of metastasis…

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