Evaluation of new putative tumor markers for melanoma.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

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

Keywords:

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

Abstract:

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.