Collaborative ocular oncology group report number 1: Prospective validation of a multi-gene prognostic assay in uveal melanoma

Michael D. Onken, Lori A. Worley, Devron H. Char, James J. Augsburger, Zelia M. Correa, Eric Nudleman, Thomas M. Aaberg, Michael M. Altaweel, David S. Bardenstein, Paul T. Finger, Brenda L. Gallie, George J. Harocopos, Peter G. Hovland, Hugh D. McGowan, Tatyana Milman, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, E. Rand Simpson, Morton E. Smith, David Wilson, William J. WirostkoJ. William Harbour

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Purpose: This study evaluates the prognostic performance of a 15 gene expression profiling (GEP) assay that assigns primary posterior uveal melanomas to prognostic subgroups: class 1 (low metastatic risk) and class 2 (high metastatic risk). Design: Prospective, multicenter study. Participants: A total of 459 patients with posterior uveal melanoma were enrolled from 12 independent centers. Testing: Tumors were classified by GEP as class 1 or class 2. The first 260 samples were also analyzed for chromosome 3 status using a single nucleotide polymorphism assay. Net reclassification improvement analysis was performed to compare the prognostic accuracy of GEP with the 7th edition clinical Tumor-Node-Metastasis (TNM) classification and chromosome 3 status. Main Outcome Measures: Patients were managed for their primary tumor and monitored for metastasis. Results: The GEP assay successfully classified 446 of 459 cases (97.2%). The GEP was class 1 in 276 cases (61.9%) and class 2 in 170 cases (38.1%). Median follow-up was 17.4 months (mean, 18.0 months). Metastasis was detected in 3 class 1 cases (1.1%) and 44 class 2 cases (25.9%) (log-rank test, P-14). Although there was an association between GEP class 2 and monosomy 3 (Fisher exact test, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1596-1603
Number of pages8
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

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Collaborative ocular oncology group report number 1 : Prospective validation of a multi-gene prognostic assay in uveal melanoma. / Onken, Michael D.; Worley, Lori A.; Char, Devron H.; Augsburger, James J.; Correa, Zelia M.; Nudleman, Eric; Aaberg, Thomas M.; Altaweel, Michael M.; Bardenstein, David S.; Finger, Paul T.; Gallie, Brenda L.; Harocopos, George J.; Hovland, Peter G.; McGowan, Hugh D.; Milman, Tatyana; Mruthyunjaya, Prithvi; Simpson, E. Rand; Smith, Morton E.; Wilson, David; Wirostko, William J.; Harbour, J. William.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 119, No. 8, 08.2012, p. 1596-1603.

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