Celtic ancestry, HLA phenotype and increased risk of skin cancer.

@article{Long1998CelticAH,
  title={Celtic ancestry, HLA phenotype and increased risk of skin cancer.},
  author={Colin C Long and C. Darke and Robin Marks},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={1998},
  volume={138 4},
  pages={627-30}
}
Individuals of Celtic ancestry are claimed to be at greater risk of skin cancer than non-Celts, and various positive and negative associations between certain human leucocyte antigen (HLA) phenotypes and the development of skin cancer have been described. The aims of this study were to determine whether any HLA phenotypes are associated either with Celtic or non-Celtic ancestry, or skin type. One thousand and ten members of the Welsh Bone Marrow Donor Registry (WBMDR), whose HLA phenotypes are… CONTINUE READING

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