Distribution and Functional Significance of Somatostatin Receptors in Malignant Melanoma

Abstract

Malignant melanoma is a neuroendocrine tumor that contains somatostatin receptors (SSTRs). Adjuvant therapy for melanoma is limited. Because melanomas arise from neural crest cells, we sought to evaluate the distribution of SSTR subtypes found in these tumors and their functional significance by imaging with 111In-pentetreotide scintigraphy (OctreoScan… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s002680020102

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