Project group "Photobiophysics"

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.

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Contact information
Asta Juzeniene, Scientist, Ph.D.
Department of Radiation Biology, Institute for Cancer Research
The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Montebello, N-0310 Oslo, Norway
Tel. +47 22 78 12 00, Fax +47 22 78 12 07