Metastasectomy and active specific immunotherapy for a large single melanoma metastasis

A. Baars, J. M G H Van Riel, M. A. Cuesta, E. H. Jaspars, H. M. Pinedo, A. J M Van den Eertwegh

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Abstract

A patient with a large duodenal melanoma metastasis, involving adjacent jejunum and colon, is presented. Treatment consisted of a combination of radical surgery and active specific immunotherapy by means of an autologous tumor cell vaccine and BCG after which a recurrence-free survival of now more than 10 years has been observed. The role of surgery and immunotherapy in the treatment of metastatic melanoma are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-693
Number of pages3
JournalHepato-Gastroenterology
Volume49
Issue number45
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Active specific immunotherapy
  • ASI
  • Melanoma
  • Metastasectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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    Baars, A., Van Riel, J. M. G. H., Cuesta, M. A., Jaspars, E. H., Pinedo, H. M., & Van den Eertwegh, A. J. M. (2002). Metastasectomy and active specific immunotherapy for a large single melanoma metastasis. Hepato-Gastroenterology, 49(45), 691-693.