Melanoma (skin cancer)

Melanoma (skin cancer) is a cancer of melanocytes (the pigment-producing cells of the skin). Irregular cells develop when the melanocytes erratically multiply and invade surrounding tissue. Malignant melanomas can spread from the original tumor and travel through the blood to other vessels and organs.

Latest Research Update: We are currently collecting blood and tissue samples. These will be used to identify melanoma associated mutations and genes in the different breeds.

Breeds: Scottish Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, Labrador Retrievers, Rottweiler and other breeds

Main collaborators: Malin Melin (Swedish University of Agricultural Science), Catherine André (Université de Rennes) and LUPA

Main contact: Malin Melin, malin.melin@slu.se