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Inhibition of human melanoma colony formation by retinoids.

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We studied the effects of retinoids on the in vitro survival of melanoma colony-forming cells in biopsies obtained from ten patients with metastatic melanoma. The results indicate that specific retinoids reduce the ability of fresh human melanoma cells to form colonies in soft agar. The retinoids studied had differential effects on the survival of clonogenic melanoma cells, and these effects vary from patient to patient. The data provide support for the clinical trial of selected retinoids in micrometastatic and advanced melanoma.

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