Priorities for Ocular Cancer research

At a workshop held on 17 April 2013 attended by patients and eye health professionals the following top 10 priorities for Ocular Cancer research were identified:


  1. What can be done to help ocular cancer sufferers?
  2. Can gene-based targeted therapies for ocular cancers be developed?
  3. How can immunotherapy be used to fight metastatic ocular melanoma?
  4. What are the most effective detection and screening methods for follow-up to detect metastasis of ocular melanoma?
  5. How can follow-up for ocular complications be managed in patients with ocular melanoma?
  6. What is the best management of metastatic choroidal melanoma?
  7. What activates choroidal melanoma metastasis in the liver after the primary melanoma has been treated?
  8. Can adjuvant therapies be developed to treat ocular melanoma?
  9. What are the causes of ocular cancer and how can they be prevented?
  10. What is the most effective treatment for primary ocular melanoma?