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The Integrative Thinking of Uveal Melanoma

  • Wenbin Wei
  • Xiao Zhang
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Part of the Advances in Visual Science and Eye Diseases book series (AVSED, volume 3)

Abstract

With an overview of the ophthalmic diseases, eye tumors may be one of the most suitable areas for the concept of integrative medicine. In recent years, through macro- and micro-interdisciplinary communication, the diseases are explored at different levels of histology, cytology, and molecular. As a result, great changes have taken place in the understanding of pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tumor, which mainly reflect in three aspects:

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wenbin Wei
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiao Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1.Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Key LaboratoryBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyPeking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical CollegeBeijingChina

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