Yale Expert Discusses Ways to Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk

Article ID: 675618

Released: 31-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: Yale Cancer Center

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  • Michael Girardi, MD, FAAD Professor of Dermatology; Dermatology; Director, Residency Program; Vice Chair

Michael Girardi, MD, FAAD Professor of Dermatology; Dermatology; Director, Residency Program; Vice Chair

 

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Dr. Girardi is Professor, Vice Chair, and Program Director for the Department of Dermatology of the Yale School of Medicine. He has a broad research and mentoring background in cutaneous immunology, cutaneous carcinogenesis, and cutaneous lymphoma. During more than 15 years leading an NCI-funded research program at Yale, his laboratory is credited with major contributions to our understanding of skin cancer development, and in particular regarding the communication between keratinocytes and various cells of the immune system. Specifically, the Girardi lab has elucidate roles for gamma-delta T cells, NKG2D ligands, and Langerhans cells in cutaneous biology and skin cancer.

 


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