The study group led by Prof. Okamoto in Vienna published only recently another paper in the Journal of American Medical Association Dermatology describing risk factors of further melanomas after the diagnosis of melanoma. Melanoma is a potentially life threatening disease with increasing numbers of affected patients world wide. Though risk factors of melanoma in general have been
Prof. Dr. Okamoto was invited to give a talk about his research as one of the „Top news of the medical research“ in the House of Physicians (Haus der Ärzte, Bilrothhaus). On Tuesday, December 18th at 7pm, Prof. Dr. Okamoto will present recent findings in melanoma research. This Event is open to the public und
Research group lead by Prof. Okamoto finds diverse effects of MC1R variants as riskfactors of melanoma between women and men
MC1R variants are established risk factors of melanoma. These genetic variants lead to the production of the less protective pheomelanin in melanocytes of the skin, thereby leading to rather fair skin and often to red hair. Now, Prof. Okamoto and his team find out that risk is different between females and males. MC1R variants increase
The last office hours before Christmas will be on 23/12/16. You can also book appointments for 28/12/16, and 02/01/17, 04/01/17. We wish you and your family Merry Christmas and a healthy Happy New Year 2017!
Which care does our skin need in winter? How can we protect and care our skin effective in the cold months? Prof. Okamoto was answering questions for the health magazine "MEDIZIN populär" regarding skin care in winter: https://www.medizinpopulaer.at/archiv/koerperpflege-kosmetik/details/article/hautpflege-im-winter.html Further information can be found here. "MEDIZIN populär" is a health magazin in Austria, published from the Verlagshaus der Ärzte
The Irish Skin Foundation comments on Dr. Okamoto’s research and urges people to know their skin type
As reported previously in our News "Fair skin does not need sun to raise melanoma risk", Dr. Okamoto’s team has described genetic variants that are responsible for light skin complexion and therefore burn easily after sun exposure, rises risk of melanoma independently of sun exposure. The Irish Skin Foundation comments to this scientific work and