melanoma

New genetic variant found to influence skin cancer risk

February 15, 2017
Researchers at Stanford and 23andMe shed more light on the genetics of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
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New genetic variants found to influence risk of most common skin cancer

August 19, 2016
With summer upon us many are hitting the beach or pool and taking in some rays. Of course we’re also slathering on sunscreen, since with sun exposure comes risk for...
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Rare Mutation Leads to New Insights into Melanoma

February 04, 2013
A study published recently in Science by Susanne Horn and colleagues is a noteworthy example of hypothesis-driven science done right. It exemplifies how seemingly obscure findings can lead to new...
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Summertime Protection

June 26, 2012
It’s summertime, you’ve got the beach chair, a trashy novel and sunscreen, but do you have your 23andMe results? While everyone should protect themselves from too much sun, some people – particularly those with light skin, fair hair and a genetic risk for skin cancer – should be particularly vigilant.
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variant Contributing to Melanoma Risk has Different Effects on Mole Count Depending on Age

June 18, 2010
Melanoma is a rare but deadly form of skin cancer. Known risk factors include pale skin, large numbers of moles (also known as nevi), and prolonged sun exposure. Nevus count...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variants Near Tumor Suppressor Genes May Increase Risk For Brain And Skin Cancer

July 06, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation May Explain Why Young Women Are At Greater Risk For Melanoma Compared to Young Men

March 30, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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BRCA1/2 Mutations May Decrease Lifespan Even In The Absence of Cancer

March 13, 2009
BRCA1 and BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) mutations account for most (though not all) cases of inherited breast cancer in women. These mutations are also associated with an increased risk for ovarian cancer....
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