Is sunlight an aetiological agent in the genesis of retinoblastoma?

Department of Pathology, Molecular Medicine Centre, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, UK.
British Journal of Cancer (Impact Factor: 4.84). 04/1999; 79(7-8):1273-6. DOI: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6690204
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The incidence of unilateral, but not bilateral, retinoblastoma in human populations at different geographical locations increases significantly with ambient erythemal dose of ultraviolet B radiation from sunlight. This supports the hypothesis that sunlight plays a role in retinoblastoma formation.

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