Table 2: Cancer testis gene and associated melanoma prognostic marker.

CTAThicknessUlcerationMetastasisRFSReference

NY-ESO1[21, 24, 25]
MAGE-A1[21]
MAGE-A4[21]
XAGE-1[27]
MAGE-A3+*[23, 37]
MAGE-C1/C2[29]

: the gene is associated with thicker tumors, ulcerated tumors, and metastatic tumors.
(−) A decrease in time of relapse free survival.
(+) increase in time of relapse free survival.
Only found in stage III melanoma.