Plasma markers for identifying patients with metastatic melanoma.

  title={Plasma markers for identifying patients with metastatic melanoma.},
  author={Harriet M. Kluger and Kathleen Hoyt and Antonella Bacchiocchi and Tina M Mayer and Jonathan Kirsch and Yuval Kluger and Mario Sznol and Stephan Ariyan and Annette M. Molinaro and Ruth Halaban},
  journal={Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research},
  volume={17 8},
PURPOSE With the rising incidence of melanoma, more patients are undergoing surveillance for disease recurrence. Our purpose was to study levels of proteins that might be secreted in the blood of patients with metastatic melanoma that can be used for monitoring these individuals. METHODS Genome-wide gene expression data were used to identify abundantly expressed genes in melanoma cells that encode for proteins likely to be present in the blood of cancer patients, based on high expression… CONTINUE READING


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