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An age-dependent interaction between sex and geographical UV index in melanoma risk.

Authors
  • Liu-Smith, Feng1
  • Ziogas, Argyrios1
  • 1 Department of Epidemiology, University of California Irvine, CA 92697.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Publication Date
Dec 02, 2017
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.11.049
PMID: 29203439
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The interaction between sex and UVI is age-dependent. The female sex is an independent risk factor for early onset melanoma, but the female sex also protects against UV-associated melanoma in older age groups.

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