Sun damage causes genetic changes that predispose children and adolescents to melanoma

5 marzo 2015

Melanoma in some adolescent and adult patients involves many of the same genetic alterations and would likely respond to the same therapy, researchers have found. «Until now the genetic basis of pediatric melanoma has been a bit of a mystery,» said a co-corresponding author. «With this study, we have established the molecular signatures of the three subtypes of this cancer, signatures that have implications for diagnosis and treatment.»