NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An ultraviolet radiation-induced mutation signature is associated with better overall survival among melanoma patients, a new study has found.

A University of Manchester-led team sifted through melanoma genomes from the Cancer Genome Atlas and classified them based on their mutational signatures. There are about 91,270 new cases of melanoma each year in the US, according to the US National Cancer Institute. Melanoma has been linked to exposure to UV radiation (UVR).

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