‘Sunscreen’ gene may help protect against skin cancer

Posted by on May 19, 2016 5:01 pm
Categories: health

A new study has identified a ‘sunscreen’ gene that may help stave off skin cancer. Researchers found that the ‘UV radiation Resistance Associated Gene’ is a tumor suppressor for skin cancer, which is the most common form of cancer in the United States. People who have the mutated UV-resistant gene or low levels of the UV-resistant gene may be at higher risk of melanoma or other skin cancers, especially if they go sunbathing or tanning frequently.

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