The genetic epidemiology of melanoma in Western Australia: the Western Australian melanoma health study, familial aggregation of melanoma and scar outcome post-melanoma excision

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Abstract

[Truncated abstract] Melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer and a major public health issue in Western Australia. Melanoma is thought to be the result of complex interactions between genetic, host and environmental factors. Whilst the major host and environmental risk factors have been identified, the genetic determinants and their interactions with environmental factors remain largely undefined. Studies designed to investigate genetic factors in large, representative and population-based samples are required to further elucidate common, low-penetrance melanoma susceptibility genes. Studies at the population-level are also required to investigate potential familial cancer syndromes and predisposition genes for familial cases of melanoma.

Scarring is an issue that affects all melanoma patients, as surgical excision is required by all patients to remove the tumour. There is marked variation in the aesthetic appearance of the resulting scars but limited knowledge regarding the genetic determinants of such non-keloid, surgical scar outcomes. Increased knowledge regarding these factors may help to identify melanoma patients at risk of poor scar outcomes.
LanguageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
StateUnpublished - 2013

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Western Australia
Molecular Epidemiology
Cicatrix
Melanoma
Health
Penetrance
Skin Neoplasms
Esthetics
Population
Genes
Neoplasms
Public Health
Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma

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