Keyword: Dermatology and Venereology

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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.

Studying at the Department of Dermatology and Venereology

The Department of Dermatology and Venereology provides a 5 ECTS credit course on dermatology and venereology in English for exchange students from  Erasmus/Socrates partner universities of University of Turku. The goal of the course is to learn to identify and treat the most common dermatological and venereal diseases, in order to be able to work as a general practitioner.

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.