Melanoma Inhibitory Activity (MIA): A Serological Marker for Metastatic Uveal Melanoma

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2006 by Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 4, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 6, 2006
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Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich

Brief Summary:
Uveal Melanoma is the most common primary intraocular tumor in adults. Most tumors metastasize to the liver. So far no sensitive or specific serological tumor marker is routinely used. The marker "Melanoma inhibitory activity" is a promising marker. Study hypothesis is to detect metastatic lesions in an early stage. This would increase life expectance of our patients

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Melanoma Radiotherapy Metastatic Disease Procedure: Treatment of metastatic disease

Detailed Description:
Serum is taken from each melanoma patient at every follow up after signed concent. With ELISA the marker MIA is evaluated. An increase of MIA serum level will lead to search for metastasis by oncologists.

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 560 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : January 1999
Study Completion Date : September 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Melanoma

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • uveal melanoma (With/without overt metastatic disease)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00406900

Contact: Ulrich C Schaller, MD +49/89/5160 ext 3811

Dept of Ophthalmology, University of Munich Recruiting
Munich, Germany, 80538
Contact: Ulrich C Schaller, MD    +49895160 ext 3811   
Principal Investigator: Ulrich C Schaller, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich
Principal Investigator: Ulrich C Schaller, MD University of Munich, Germany

Publications of Results: Identifier: NCT00406900     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MIA
First Posted: December 4, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 6, 2006
Last Verified: November 2006

Keywords provided by Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich:
uveal melanoma
metastatic disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasms, Second Primary
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes