Heterotransplantation of human choroidal melanoma into the athymic "nude" mouse.

  title={Heterotransplantation of human choroidal melanoma into the athymic "nude" mouse.},
  author={Daniel M. Albert and Michael D. Wagoner and K T Moazed and G P Kimball and John R. Gonder},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  volume={19 5},
The investigation of the structure and behavior of malignant melanoma of the uveal tract in man has been limited by the lack of a ready source of human tumor and an animal model in which the tumor resembles that in the human choroid. We now report the observation that fresh surgical specimens of human choroidal melanoma can be successfully transplanted into… CONTINUE READING