UA Cancer Center developing skin cancer tissue bank

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with Actinic Keratosis (a pre-cancerous skin lesion)? The University of Arizona Cancer Center is asking for volunteers to participate in a study aimed at helping researchers better understand the biology and treatment of skin cancer.

Study participants will be asked to complete questionnaires to answer questions about their personal characteristics, past medical history and risk factors. Compensation for time and travel will be provided to qualified study participants.

From the UACC’s official release

The Skin Cancer Institute and the Skin Cancer Prevention Program at the University of Arizona Cancer Center are creating a sample repository or “bank” to be used for future research to better understand the biology and treatment of skin cancer.
This research will be based on the personal health information of the study participants, their medical and treatment history for skin cancer or pre-cancerous skin lesions, and the collection of their tissue and blood samples, which will be stored and then used for laboratory tests.
We are seeking study participants, ages 18 to 80, who have a history of actinic keratoses or “pre-cancers.”

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