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Genetics of Melanoma

Genetics of Melanoma

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Published by: priyaa on Nov 22, 2009
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Melanoma Pathology,Treatment and Genetics
 
Key Issues
Incidence
What is melanoma?
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Pathology
Pathology/Aetiology of Skin cancer.
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Causes
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Who gets it
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Location of melanomas (what part of body)
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Role of UV radiation
Treatment of Melanoma
Melanoma Associated genes
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Tumour suppressor genes
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Oncogenes
Antigenicity of Melanomas.
A genetic model of melanoma.
 
Incidence of Melanoma
Skin cancer is the second most common cancer in theUK.
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About 50,000 cases per year in the UK (includes SCC& BCC)
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5-6000 are melanoma
1 in 80 people in the US/Australia get CMM
1 in 200-250 in the UK get CMM
CMM is responsible for 90% of skin cancer associateddeaths

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