Monday, May 13, 2013

A New Approach to Melanoma

A new research project in mice may hold promise for humans.  Russian scientists injected mice with melanoma cells.  After 10 days, half of the mice received treatment with MMP-9 inhibitor 7!  By inhibiting MMP-9 the growth of the melanoma tumors was suppressed by 43% and blood vessel growth was depressed 53.4%.  Human trials await to commence.

As a Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon, I deal with melanoma frequently. This hopeful news. Or, it may be. 



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