[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/552485]
A/Pr Richard Sturm
Prof Nicholas Martin
Brief description Melanoma is an important cause of death in Australia and our generally light pigmentation in a geographical area of high sun exposure is a major factor in this. Our research increasingly points to certain pigmentation genes having a direct biochemical influence on cancer risk in addition to their risk via pigmentation. Understanding how the genes that deternine skin, hair and eye colour act to modify moliness and melanoma risk is important for public health prevention schemes.
Funding Amount $AUD 943,545.96
Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants
Standard Project Grant