Mutation Linked to Less Risk of Spreading in Eye Melanomas | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

A genetic abnormality may help predict which melanomas in the eye are unlikely to spread, according to a study in Nature Genetics. The researchers found that nearly 20% of 102 people with eye melanomas had a mutation in a gene called SF3B1. These people were usually younger when diagnosed and their tumors were less likely to spread and become deadly.

 

Primary source: http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ng.2523.html