Although several tentative conclusions may be tendered regarding steroid hormone receptors and melanoma, it must be remembered that only a small number of patients have been investigated and that these statements may change as more data become available. Retrospective studies suggest a small subset of patients with melanoma may have tumors responsive to steroid hormones. The data from several centers suggest that a small percentage of patients have tumors that contain specific high affinity, limited capacity binding for steroid hormones. The presence (or absence) of steroid hormone binding activity in melanoma has not been shown to correlate with in vivo (and possibly in vitro) responses to endocrine manipulation.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Investigative Dermatology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1980|
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