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Skin Cancers Traced to Previously Unknown Effect of UV Radiation

Posted Jul 11 2012 10:08pm
The harmful effects of the sun on the outer layer of skin (the epidermis) are well documented. But ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun also may alter cells in the underlying layer of skin (the dermis), setting the stage for the development of cancer in the epidermis, according to findings published June 8 in Cell.
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