Regardless of Radiation

Gene May Increase Melanoma Risk, Regardless of UV Radiation Exposure.

 

HealthDay (4/6, Dotinga) reports that research published online in JAMA Dermatology suggests “genetics could play a role in the development of melanoma even if people don’t get a lot of sunburns.”
 
The Cancer Network (4/6, Lawrence) reports that investigators found that individuals “who are carriers of two variants of melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1R), a gene that regulates pigmentation, were at increased risk for melanoma regardless of previous UV radiation exposure.” The Daily Mail (4/6, Davies) also covers the story.
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Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater, located in Norfolk, Virginia, provides comprehensive personalized dermatologic care to patients of all skin types, conditions, and ages. Medical director Jonathan Schreiber, MD, PhD and the entire professional medical team at Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater approach dermatologic exams from the medical root of an issue, and similarly, cosmetic issues from the science of a treatment, using science-based support and results with the treatment services offered to patients.

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