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How Suntanning Both Increases And Reduces Your Chance Of Dying From Melanoma – A Mystery Solved

Quick quiz question: two people are diagnosed with melanoma one is Sarah Sunburn, an adamant sun-worshipper, and the other Paula Pale-All-The-Time, a fanatical sun-avoider. Who is more likely to die of the disease?

The answer is pale-faced Paula. Surprised? Let me unpack this mystery and explain why sun exposure simultaneously kills people, while making the cancers they are diagnosed with appear to be less life-threatening.

 

Oxford Biodynamics PLC (LON:OBD) was spun out from Oxford University in June 2007 with the aim of translating fundamental scientific advances into a commercialised platform technology and a new generation of biomarkers for cancer and other diseases including ALS.

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