A Trade-off Between Skin Protection and Testicular Cancer Risk?

8:35 minutes

A genetic variation that protects skin against sun damage may also increase the risk of testicular cancer, at least in mice. Researcher Gareth Bond discusses why this relationship may have evolved and how the findings could help to create personalized cancer treatments for humans.

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Gareth Bond

Gareth Bond is an assistant member at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

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About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.