Melan-A protein

A substance found on the surface of melanoma cells. It is being used to develop cancer vaccines that may help the immune system kill cancer cells. Vaccines made using the Melan-A protein are being studied in the treatment of advanced melanoma. Also called MART-1 antigen.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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