Evaluation of new putative tumor markers for melanoma.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Annals of surgical oncology, Volume 3, Issue 6, p.558-63 (1996)


Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, lipids, Male, MELANOMA, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, N-Acetylneuraminic Acid, Neoplasm Recurrence, Local, Prognosis, S100 Proteins, Skin Neoplasms, Survival Rate, Tumor Markers, Biological


The early diagnosis of recurrent melanoma can contribute to better outcome if the disease can be surgically resected or if the metastases are responsive to systemic therapies. Lipid-associated sialic acid (LASA-P) and the S-100 protein (S-100) were evaluated as tumor markers for melanoma with the goal of early detection of recurrence.