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Combined PET/CT Imaging for the Early Detection of Ocular Melanoma Metastasis Compared to CT Scanning Alone

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: July 12, 2006
Last updated: July 5, 2016
Last verified: July 2016
Patients diagnosed with ocular melanoma consent to participate in the study. Combined PET/CT scans of the whole body are performed at baseline, three months later, and six months after that for a total of three combined scans in the first year. Subsequently, these combined scans will be performed at 6-monthly intervals for a total of two combined scans per year.

Ocular Melanoma Choroidal Melanoma Uveal Melanoma

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Enrollment: 174
Study Start Date: June 2006
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
choroidal melanoma patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with a diagnosis of ocular melanoma (a pigmented malignant tumor) involving the choroid and/or ciliary body (the blood vessel layer in the back of the eye and/or the part of the eye behind the iris).
  2. Patients 18 years of age or older.
  3. Patients able to give informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who refuse to participate in the study.
  2. Patients who are unable to cooperate with or cannot undergo PET/CT scanning.
  3. Patients who will be moving out of the area of UCLA during the ten years of this study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00351728

United States, California
Jules Stein Eye Institute
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-7000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Tara A McCannel, MD, PhD Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00351728     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UCLA IRB #05-04-016
Study First Received: July 12, 2006
Last Updated: July 5, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas processed this record on August 18, 2017