Skin cancers

Pale melanomas linked to albinism genes

Rare gene mutations associated with oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) increase the risk of both amelanotic and hypomelanotic melanomas (AHM) and pigmented melanomas, Australian research shows. A Queensland-led study compared exome sequencing on saliva samples from 28 people with AHM, 303 with pigmented melanoma and 1,144 Australian controls. The study, published in PLOS ONE, found deleterious variants ...

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