A National Cancer Database analysis of the patterns of care for meningeal melanocytoma

Amanda C. Tep, Patrick D. Kelly, Daphne B. Scarpelli, Bailey Bergue, Shearwood McClelland, Jerry J. Jaboin

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Aim: To evaluate demographics, treatment patterns, radiotherapy utilization and patient outcomes in meningeal melanocytomas. Materials & methods: The National Cancer Database was queried for meningeal melanocytomas diagnosed in 2002-2016. The effects of demographic, clinical and treatment variables were determined via Kaplan-Meier log-rank and Cox regression analyses. Results: The median and 5-year overall survival were 57.46 months and 48%, respectively. Patients earning ≥$48K showed improved survival (p = 0.0319). Radiotherapy and chemotherapy were utilized in 37.7 and 9% of patients, respectively. Conclusion: Income significantly affected survival. Surgery remains the mainstay approach. Radiotherapy was delivered in more than one-third of patients but did not impact survival. However, further analyses were limited by poor treatment modality information in the database.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3243-3251
Number of pages9
JournalFuture Oncology
Issue number24
StatePublished - Aug 2021


  • Meningeal melanocytoma
  • National Cancer Database
  • Overall survival
  • Patient income
  • Spinal melanocytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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