Investigating the role of pigmentation pathway genes in moliness and melanoma risk [ 2009 - 2011 ]

Also known as: Pigmentation genes and melanoma risk

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Nicholas Martin (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Richard Sturm

Brief description Melanoma is an important cause of death in Australia and our generally light pigmentation in a geographical area of high sun exposure is a major factor in this. Our research increasingly points to certain pigmentation genes having a direct biochemical influence on cancer risk in addition to their risk via pigmentation. Understanding how the genes that deternine skin, hair and eye colour act to modify moliness and melanoma risk is important for public health prevention schemes.

Funding Amount $AUD 943,545.96

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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