Sun exposure and melanoma

Sun exposure is a major factor in the development of melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer. Our research is dedicated to understanding how sun exposure contributes to melanoma risk. By gaining deeper insights into this relationship, we aim to improve prevention strategies and more precise prognosis. This research uses data from The Norwegian Women and Cancer (NOWAC) cohort and is lead by prof Marit Bragelien Veierød at Univeristy of Oslo, Norway. To read more, read more here

This research project investigates the impact of sun exposure, sunscreen use, and solarium exposure as risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Additionally, it explores the relationship between long-term sun exposure and the risk of melanoma in Norwegian women, aiming to uncover key insights into the role of sun-related factors in these skin cancer types. Read more here

This project focuses on comprehensive research to better understand melanomas, including cutaneous, uveal, acral, and mucosal types. Our goal is to advance prevention methods and develop personalized risk stratification, leading to more accurate prognoses. This initiative addresses the challenges posed by these diverse and often severe forms of melanoma, which have historically received limited study.