skin cancer

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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New Genetic Associations Found for Common Skin Cancer

July 18, 2016
Using data from 23andMe, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have found new genetic variants associated with one of the most common forms of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma....
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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 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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SNPwatch: Two DNA Variants Linked to Basal Cell Carcinoma, the Most Common Form of Skin Cancer

October 13, 2008
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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