MC1R polymorphisms associated with skin cancer risk phenotypes (2008–2010)

Abstract:
Sunsmart campaigns are a unifying element in the lives of many Australians who wish to ensure protection against the damaging effects of UV rays in sunlight. Although it is evident that skin colours are more susceptible to sun damage, the relationship between sun exposure, skin type and melanoma formation is less clear. It is essential to understand the complex interactions that give rise to melanoma and to identify the genes in individuals that are responsible for this increased risk.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Researchers:
  • Principal Research Fellow
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
    Faculty of Medicine
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council