Gorlin syndrome below the surface.
Gorlin syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes mutations in a tumor-suppressor gene. It is characterized by a wide variety of developmental issues and a predisposition to developing certain forms of cancer, particularly a type of skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Individuals with Gorlin syndrome can develop hundreds of BCCs in their lifetime, especially on the face and sun-exposed areas.
Gorlin syndrome can be frustrating to live with as it currently has no cure and only severe treatment options. But right now, research is underway on a topical gel (applied to the skin) that might reduce the disease burden of basal cell carcinomas from Gorlin syndrome on your face. And you may be able to take part.