Original Publication Date: 1 June, 2016
Publication / Source: Melanoma Management
Authors: Dae Won Kim, Jaime Anderson & Sapna P Patel
Uveal melanoma (UM) is a rare cancer with a high mortality rate. In comparison to cutaneous melanoma, UM has unique immunological features. Arising in the immune suppressive environment of the eye, it maintains immune resistance once metastatic. This is considered a major obstacle for successful immunotherapy in UM.