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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Host Defense Mechanisms in Melanoma Pathogenesis
Principal Investigator:

Craig A. Elmets

Location: Birmingham, AL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2016 - December 2020
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Melanomas are responsible for more deaths than any other cutaneous malignancy. They are a particular problem for Veterans who have extensive exposure to its two most common etiologic factors - ultraviolet radiation and carcinogenic polyaromatic hydrocarbons, and who have been shown to be at increased risk for this type of malignancy. There has been substantial progress in the treatment of advanced and metastatic melanomas. Many melanomas begin as...

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