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Scientists Find RNA Affecting Skin Cancer Progression – PRECSIT Promotes Growth and Spread of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma


Researchers at the University of Turku, Turku University Central Hospital, and Western Cancer Center (FICAN West) have discovered a new RNA molecule, PRECSIT, which regulates the growth and invasion of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. In the future, PRECSIT could potentially serve as a new marker for the detection of rapidly advancing or spreading squamous cell carcinoma and as a target for new therapies.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology

Department of  Dermatology and Venereology provides basic education to medical students and trains specialists in Dermatology and Allergology. The Department has research activities in fields such as skin cancer, wound healing, skin proteinases, intercellular junctions and neurofibromatosis. The Department provides courses for continuing medical education of specialists and general practitioners.
The address of the Department is T-hospital, Hämeentie 11, 20520 Turku.