Conjunctival melanoma: Standard operating procedures in diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care

Jan‑Peter P. Glossmann, Nicole Skoetz, Barbara Starbatty, Martina Bischoff, Serge Leyvraz, Henrike Westekemper, Verena Materna, Esther Troost, Karina Noak, Michael Benito Rabenort, Stefan Palm, Timm Kemink, Kristina Degener, Carola Reimer, Philippe Schafhausen, Mareike Dietrich, Katrin Hale, Christof Scheid, Victoria Schneider, Elke Ina PretzellJulia Dorn, Stefan Böck, Gabriele Kraus-Pfeiffer, Andrea Seckinger, Rebekka Sommer, Ute Schauer, Axel Krein, Friedegund Meier, Falk Sommer, Stefan Kreis, Heike Richly, Sebastian Bauer, Klaus Griewank, Igor Hrgovic, Markus Meissner, Robert Wolff, Claudia Auw-Hädrich, Thomas Reinhard, Dagmar von Bubnoff, Bettina Fuisting, Janina Staub, Jessica C. Hassel, Karolina Simone Marnitz-Schulze, Max Schlaak, Panagiotis Laspas, Carmen Loquai, Jakob Siedlecki, Daniela Süsskind, Frank Paulsen, Thomas Eigentler, Nikolai Treiber, Thomas Ach, Anja Gesierich, Daniel Kampik, Ludwig M. Heindl

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Background: In cases of rare cancer entities, such as malignant melanoma of the conjunctiva, there are often no evidence-based national guidelines available. Standard operating procedures (SOP) are an alternative in these cases. Objective: The aim of this project was to develop a consensus SOP for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care of conjunctival melanomas between the 14 Centers of Excellence in Germany supported by German Cancer Aid. Methods: The SOP was prepared according to a defined process including timelines, flow of information, and roles. Results and conclusion: This is the first consensus SOP of the Centers of Excellence in Germany (certified by the German Cancer Aid) regarding diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for malignant melanomas of the conjunctiva.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)489-498
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 01.06.2018


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