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Mutation responsible for the onset of melanoma

 
  August, 21 2001 4:57
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Genetic mutation may be key to onset of deadly skin cancer

A Johns Hopkins scientist and a team of collaborators have discovered how precancerous moles may progress to melanomas, the most deadly type of skin cancer. The report describes a link between two genes that trigger skin cancers and could serve as early diagnostic markers for the disease.

NIH/National Institute of Arthritis Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Contact:
Vanessa Wasta
wastava@jhmi.edu
410-955-1287
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


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