Tag: squamous cell carcinoma

New genetic variant found to influence skin cancer risk

New research by scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine and 23andMe sheds more light on the genetics of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Published today in the journal Oncotarget, this genome wide association study quickly replicated 21 genetic variants associated with melanoma ...

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New genetic variants found to influence skin cancer risk

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 skin cancer. In the largest-to-date study of the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma,  researchers at Stanford University ...

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New Genetic Associations Found for Common Skin Cancer

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. In a study published in Nature Communications researchers were able to single out entirely new variants ...

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Summertime Protection

Editor's note: This post has been edited to reflect changes in our product. It’s summertime, you’ve got the beach chair, a trashy novel and sunscreen, but do you have your 23andMe results? As the days get longer and people squeeze in a little vacation time, our exposure to the sun's harmful rays goes up ...

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