Predicting Mutated Gene Associated With Melanoma

Source: Texas A&M Today, April 2021

Although risk for melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, is often associated with ultraviolet light exposure, genetic factors are also at play, with some families being more prone to the disease than others.

Moreover, mutations in the gene CDKN2A are also associated with increased risks for other cancers such as pancreatic cancer, making it especially important to identify carriers among melanoma patients.

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