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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: CYP11A1-derived secosteroids as therapeutic agents in UVB induced skin cancer
Principal Investigator:

Andrzej Slominski

Location: Birmingham, AL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $36,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Military personnel are unavoidably exposed to high doses of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) during training or exercise, or when deployed to locations with high solar radiation. Therefore, our veterans are particularly vulnerable to a lifetime development of skin cancers such as squamous and basal cell carcinomas, because of an excessive exposure to UVR that is inevitable due to the requirements and nature of military service. UVB is also required for vitamin D3 (D3) production in the skin, which su...

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