Published in Cancer Weekly, June 27th, 2000
"The melanoma-associated antigen (MAGE) family consists of a number of antigens initially recognized by cytotoxic T lymphocytes, which are currently being investigated for immunotherapy of patients with metastatic melanoma and other tumor types," stated K.J. Busam and colleagues, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. "Expression of MAGE mRNA in melanocytic tumors is said to be restricted to invasive malignant tumors and absent in nevi. Recently, a monoclonal antibody (57B) has become available to examine MAGE protein expression in...
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