Melanocortin 1 Receptor Variants as a Risk for Melanoma

Recently published findings in JAMA Dermatology explore the role of MC1R in melanoma risk, and whether it contributes differently to the skin cancer risk factors in males and females. MC1R, the melanocortin 1 receptor, is one of the key proteins involved in regulating mammalian skin and hair color: controlling the type of melanin being produced—and […]