Variant Of Vitamin D Receptor Gene Linked To Melanoma Risk, University of Padova Study

Published: Sep 22, 2008

EurekAlert -- A new analysis indicates an association between a gene involved in vitamin D metabolism and skin cancer. Published in the November 1, 2008 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study suggests that individuals with certain variants in a vitamin D-related gene, called BsmI, may be at an increased risk of developing melanoma.

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