Hundreds of cancer possibilities arise from common skin mole mutation

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Hundreds of cancer possibilities arise from common skin mole mutation
Hundreds of cancer possibilities arise from common skin mole mutation
An initial mutation, called Braf, is found in 70 percent or more of benign birthmarks and moles in humans, and has long been believed to precede the development of melanomas, even though the Braf mutation alone does not seem to be enough to cause cancer. What skin cancer researchers have not had—until the present report in Nature Genetics—is a list of genes or genetic pathways that, once altered, work with the Braf mutation to cause cancer.
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