Genetic study shows some skin cancers unrelated to sun exposure

The following is an edited excerpt.

Researchers in Manchester have uncovered the genetic fingerprint for a  rare type of skin cancer – known as ‘mucosal melanoma.’ This type of cancer, researchers found, to have a completely different gene profile to the much more common condition known as ‘cutaneous melanoma’.

Scientists working for the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research at Manchester University say the breakthrough means they could be able to better target treatment, and it suggests that some forms of the cancer could have nothing to do with exposure to the sun or sunbeds.

Read the full article here: Manchester researchers find genetic breakthrough in hunt for skin cancer cure

Researchers in Manchester have uncovered the genetic fingerprint for a type of cancer, leading to hopes for better treatment.

A rare type of skin cancer – known as ‘mucosal melanoma’ – is now known to have a completely different gene profile to the much more common condition ‘cutaneous melanoma’.

Scientists working for the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research at Manchester University say the breakthrough means they could be able to better target treatment.

And it suggests that some forms of the cancer could have nothing to do with exposure to the sun or sunbeds.

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