Natural resistance of pigment cells to sunlight may make deadly skin cancer tough to treat
Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered that a gene that enables the skin’s pigmented cells to survive harsh sunlight may have a darker side as well: making the deadly skin cancer, malignant melanoma, highly resistant to treatment. The findings are published in the June 14 Cell.
National Institutes of Health, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Affymetrix
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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