• Malignant melanoma of the conjunctival region was induced in the golden Syrian hamster. Inoculation of this lesion with Calmette-Guerin bacillus (BCG), 48 hours after injection of 103 tumor cells, either slowed, limited, or completely prevented the growth of the tumor in 56% of the treated eyes. In 98% of the control eyes, malignant melanoma grew rapidly and extensively.
(Arch Ophthalmol 95:2214-2217, 1977)
Rutgard J, Peyman GA, Frenkel M, Saks S. Calmette-Guerin Bacillus Treatment of Experimental Conjunctival Malignant Melanoma. Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(12):2214-2217. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450120120017