Skin Cancer Genes

The most common skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma and European researchers have fallen into frenzy after they have found two genes that may be linked to skin cancer. These two gene variations are assumed to increase the risk of people with "European descent" to get skin cancer. The report done by Iceland's Decode Genetics was released by Reuters and says that people with both,
"?are nearly three times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma."
In most cases basal cell carcinoma is assumed to be caused by ultra violent sunrays, however with this study scientists may have discovered some other reasons. The leader of the research has said they still definitively don't know the specifics of the link or why the genes are causing increases in development, but it is progress. And progress they are optimistic and enthusiastic about. Learn more about skin cancer and other dermatological treatments on Photolink
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