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Integrative Analysis of Uveal Melanoma

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

Abstract

The difficulty of treatment of malignant tumors reflects the complexity of life sciences. The histo- and cytopathological changes from the previous histopathological diagnosis and the macroscopic imaging changes from a variety of imaging diagnosis have provided irreplaceable information for the diagnosis and prognosis evaluation of tumors. In recent years, with the development of molecular biology, the solutions for the difficult problems of oncology have been found out. The essence of tumor metastasis refers to the “invasive property” of cancer cells, which is the result of a series of genetic changes, fundamentally. Under what conditions the gene mutated to form the benign nevus, and under what conditions the gene mutated to form the invasive melanoma? From the view of dialectics, is there a possibility of mutual transformation? The ideal situation is to solve the macroscopic problems such as metastasis of malignant tumor through microscopic approaches, and then come back to the macroscopic level to achieve the prediction of tumor metastasis and the development of new drugs. Under the guidance of integrative medicine, we are looking forward to a promising future.

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Authors and Affiliations

  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 Ophthalmology Peiking Union Medical College HospitalChinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical CollegeBeijingChina

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