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TORRELLA, A.  and  NORIS-GARCIA, E.. Inmunoterapia en melanoma. Oncología (Barc.) [online]. 2004, vol.27, n.3, pp.16-21. ISSN 0378-4835.

Early surgery is the only method with demonstrated clinical effectiveness in the malignant melanoma treatment. The melanoma capacity to develop an effective immune response and its frequent resistance to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, lead to look for a therapeutic solution involving the immune system. Currently a logarithmic increment of immunotherapy clinical trials in melanoma has been produced in its different modalities. Although many of these immunotherapeutic agents have shown its efficacy, there are a lot of aspects to define for obtain a true effective and safe therapeutic strategy.

Keywords : Immunotherapy; Active immunotherapy; Pasive immunotherapy; Melanoma.

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