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A gene first identified in connection with a rare disease in which patients develop multiple, benign skin tumors may be a more general player in cancers found throughout the body.
Approximately 8 percent of patients with melanoma skin cancer may develop an additional melanoma within two years of their initial diagnosis.
Workers need more information about how to prevent common skin conditions, as well as potentially deadly diseases such as skin cancer.
Simplified dermoscopy techniques mean 25% improvement in the detection of malignant skin lesions in primary care.
Scientists studying the genetic changes in skin tissue linked to a life threatening skin cancer, or melanoma, will soon have new analysis tools and more research data.