DNA damage in UV-irradiated human skin in vivo: automated direct measurement by image analysis (thymine dimers) compared with indirect measurement (unscheduled DNA synthesis) and protection by 5-methoxypsoralen.

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The incidence of the various types of skin cancer in the general population has been increasing at an annual rate of 2-8% over the past 2 decades. In spite of considerable media coverage on the risk of skin cancer the acquisition of a suntan is still very popular. Thus the UV exposures required for tanning pose a serious carcinogenic risk, particularly to… (More)

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