Dr T. (Tamar) Nijsten MD, PhD

Erasmus MC, Department of Dermatology
The genetics of single and multiple basal cell carcinoma

One in six Dutch people will develop a basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and about a third multiple tumours. Little is known about the environmental and genetic risk factors associated with multiple skin cancers. We aim to identify new risk factors, including genetic risk factors, associated with susceptibility to multiple BCC. Ultimately, this study should result in a prediction model for multiple BCCs that can be used to establish a personalised follow-up regimen.