Can we slow down skin cancer progression?

The progression from benign cells to melanoma is not fully understood. In addition to genetic alterations, some epigenetic mechanisms, the ones that do not involve DNA sequence, play a role in the development and evolution of melanoma.

My PhD project aims to disclose the epigenetic features behind melanoma progression. We hope to contribute to slow down or even stop this progression in patients.

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– Catarina Salgado, ESR08, Leiden University Medical Center