NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A researcher at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to use a mouse model to study genetic mutations that may be involved in the origin and growth of melanoma.

University of Utah Health Sciences said on Monday that Matt VanBrocklin, an associate professor in the university's Department of Surgery, will use the award to investigate the role of the c-KIT gene in melanoma, and in particular a type of melanoma caused by chronic sun damage.

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