Prognostic value of serum analyses of S-100 protein beta in malignant melanoma.


In the present study serum levels of S-100 protein beta were measured in 643 patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma. An immuno-radiometric assay with three monoclonal antibodies against bovine S-100 protein beta subunit was used. At the time of blood sampling 553 patients were in clinical stage 1, 24 in clinical stage II and 66 in clinical stage III… (More)