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A novel treatment for metastatic melanoma with intralesional rose bengal and radiotherapy: a case series

Foote, Matthew C.; Burmeister, Bryan H.; Thomas, Janine; Mark Smithers, B.

doi: 10.1097/CMR.0b013e328331caa2
ORIGINAL ARTICLES: Clinical research

Three patients with metastatic melanoma were treated with intralesional rose bengal followed by external beam radiotherapy. In all cases patients had an impressive response without significant increase in acute radiation reaction.

Queensland Melanoma Project, University of Queensland, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

Correspondence to Dr Matthew Foote, MBBS, Division of Cancer Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, QLD 4102, Australia

Tel: +61 7 32402111; fax: +61 7 32406127; e-mail: mattfoote_1@hotmail.com

Received 14 May 2009 Accepted 6 August 2009

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