Project group "Photobiophysics"
Group members: 4 (one project group leader, one PhD student, two technicians).
Solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main source of vitamin D production and also the most important environmental risk factor for skin cancer development. Vitamin D deficiency is a causal risk factor for several types of cancer. Since the dominant source of vitamin D is UV exposure, there is a need to understand what a balanced level of sun exposure is to maintain an adequate level of vitamin D with a minimal risk for skin cancer.
Our project deals with two major health effects of solar radiation: generation of vitamin D and induction of skin cancer. We want to contribute improving the public health strategies regarding sun exposure, skin cancer, vitamin D status and sun protection.
Jon-Vidar Gaustad – Dept. of Radiation Biology
Nov 29, 2016
The influence of photodynamic therapy with 5-aminolevulinic acid on senescent skin cancer cells
Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther (in press)
Phototherapy and vitamin D
Clin Dermatol, 34 (5), 548-55