Allogeneic cells vaccine increases disease-free survival in stage III melanoma patients. A non randomized phase II study.

The incidence of melanoma is increasing rapidly, and in many cases the primary tumor is excised after metastatic spreading. In 80% of the cases, the first metastatic site is in regional lymph nodes (AJCC Stage III). After excision of these nodes, the patient is clinically disease-free, but the chances of recurrency vary between 40-80%. Thirty patients with… (More)