The association between non-melanoma skin cancer and a young dimorphic Alu element within the major histocompatibility complex class I genomic region.

A non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) susceptibility locus within the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I region was previously identified telomeric of the HLA-C gene using high-density microsatellite markers. Here, we have extended the previous microsatellite study by using the same DNA samples obtained from 154 NMSC patients and 213 normal controls… CONTINUE READING