melanoma and vitiligo

Ralph A.Sorensen rsorense at GETTYSBURG.EDU
Fri Nov 19 10:30:04 EST 1999

A student of mine has written a report about Rosenberg's work on the
immunotherapeutic treatment of melanoma. In a March 99 PNAS paper, his
group reports that the induction of experimental autoimmune vitiligo causes
the destruction of transplanted melanoma cells in mice. This raises an
interesting question: do people with vitiligo have a lower incidence of
melanoma? Any data?

Ralph A. Sorensen, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology and Coordinator of Advising 
for Medicine and the Allied Health Professions
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325
office 337-6168, fax 337-6157
rsorense at

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