Scientists double understanding of genetic risk of melanoma


29-04-2020
Melanoma is a sometimes-deadly skin cancer, with an estimated 350,000 cases worldwide in 2015, resulting in nearly 60,000 deaths.
 
A global collaboration of scientists has more than doubled the known number of regions on the human genome that influence the risk of developing melanoma. The research, co-led by QIMR Berghofer, the University of Leeds in the UK, and the National Cancer Institute in the US which is part of ...