Skin flaws can indicate gene defect, increased cancer risk
By Gary T. Kubota
Sept. 8, 2012
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COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII CANCER CENTER Skin tumors from the mutated BAP1 gene have a number of appearances, including (1) pink polyplike bumps or papules, (2) raised pink papules and (3) lightly pigmented papules. These are hard to distinguish from benign bumps called nevi (4), in this case from the same patient pictured in (2).