The Target Newsletter: Management of Choroidal Melanoma (EM1509A)

It is estimated that there will be 2,810 new cases of malignancy of the eye and orbit in 2016 and 210 deaths from eye diseases; of these, the most common primary intraocular malignancy is uveal melanoma, a malignancy arising from melanocytes of the uveal tract, accounting for approximately 60-80 percent of new presentations each year. In this course, radiation therapy is discussed as a treatment option for those patients whose disease presentation permits an eye-preserving strategy.

Management of Chloroidal Melanoma - Article and Bibliography (PDF)

Target Audience

This activity is targeted to family practice, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists.  

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify the types of patients at risk for developing choroidal melanoma and describe the necessary workup and staging for choroidal melanoma.
  • Explain the basis for conservative (eye-preserving) management of choroidal melanoma.
  • Describe the treatment options available for choroidal melanoma, including external photon beam, brachytherapy, and charged particle options.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA
  • 0.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
08/01/2016
Course expires: 
08/31/2017
Cost:
$0.00
Parent activity set: 

Activity Director

Lucien Nedzi, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.one

Co-Director and Editor

Dee Hill
Program Coordinator / Radiation Oncology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Writer

Michael R. Folkert, M.D., Ph. D

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

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Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA
  • 0.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/01/2016
Course expires: 
08/31/2017

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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