Genetic Test Identifies Eye Cancer Tumors Likely to Spread, Washington University in St. Louis Study

Published: May 15, 2012

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a genetic test that can accurately predict whether the most common form of eye cancer will spread to other parts of the body, particularly the liver. In 459 patients with ocular melanoma at 12 centers in the United States and Canada, the researchers found the test could successfully classify tumors more than 97 percent of the time.

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