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A Trade-off Between Skin Protection and Testicular Cancer Risk

NPR | Oct. 11, 2013 11:38 a.m. | Updated: Oct. 11, 2013 1:20 p.m.

A genetic variation that protects skin against sun damage may also increase the risk of testicular cancer, at least in mice. Researcher Gareth Bond discusses why this relationship may have evolved and how the findings could help to create personalized cancer treatments for humans.

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