Skin cancer: Why men are genetically more prone

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GCRC researcher puts the spotlight on sex differences in melanoma. Photo: Pexels


(Marie Moucarry/ McGill Faculty of Medicine) — As COVID-19 restrictions are loosening up and summer is finally here, Canadians are eager to spend more time outdoors, get their barbeques out and make the most of the sunshine.

A new study from McGill University’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) is a reminder why caution is required while doing so, especially for men.

An estimated 8,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer this year, 4,400 of whom will be men and 870 of whom will die from it. The figures for women are fewer with 3,600 women who will be diagnosed, 450 of whom will die from it. (…)

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