Submitted for Publication: August 26, 2014; final revision received October 27, 2014; accepted October 29, 2014.
Published Online: January 2, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.5395.
Study concept and design: Simpson, Gallie, Finger.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Finger, Chin.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Finger, Chin.
Obtained funding: Finger.
Administrative, technical, or material support: All authors.
Study supervision: Simpson, Gallie, Saakyan, Finger, Seregard, Wilson, Caminal, Pelayes, Jager, Singh, Suzuki.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.
Funding/Support: This project was supported by The Eye Cancer Foundation, the AJCC, and the Paul T. Finger, MD, Fund at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding source had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Contributions: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, served as the coordinating center and provided statistical analysis through Christine Massey, MS; Priya Durairaj, MD, provided extensive data collection and oversaw overall data quality; Yuliya Gavrylyuk, MD, and the Health Informatics Research team developed the algorithms and database and managed the Internet website. The Institut Catala Oncologia acknowledges Cristina Gutierrez, MD, Department of Radiotherapy, Juan Pera, MD, Department of Radiotherapy, and Josep M. Piulats, MD, Department of Medical Oncology, for their participation in uveal melanoma treatment and research. Helmholtz Institute, Moscow, acknowledges Vladimir Valskiy, MD, PhD, for his contribution in uveal melanoma treatment. The New York Eye Cancer Center acknowledges Ekaterina Semenova, MD, for her contribution to data collection. The Leiden University Medical Center acknowledges Stefan de Geus, MD, and G. P. M. Luyten, MD, PhD, for their contributions. Staging forms are reproduced with the permission of the AJCC. The original source for this material is the 7th edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. Ms Massey was compensated for her contribution to statistical analysis. No other individuals were compensated.
Correction: This article was corrected on March 9, 2015, to fix an error in the byline and on July 30, 2015, to fix an error in the Discussion section.