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Incidence of In Situ and Invasive Melanoma in Denmark From 1985 Through 2012: A National Database Study of 24,059 Melanoma Cases.

Authors
  • Helvind, Neel Maria1
  • Hölmich, Lisbet Rosenkrantz2
  • Smith, Sigrun3
  • Glud, Martin4
  • Andersen, Klaus Kaae3
  • Dalton, Susanne Oksbjerg3
  • Drzewiecki, Krzysztof Tadeusz5
  • 1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Breast Surgery, and Burns, University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. , (Denmark)
  • 2 Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Herlev, Herlev, Denmark3Danish Melanoma Group (DMG), Department of Plastic Surgery, Herlev Hospital, Herlev, Denmark. , (Denmark)
  • 3 Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. , (Denmark)
  • 4 Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Bispebjerg, Copenhagen, Denmark. , (Denmark)
  • 5 Department of Plastic Surgery, Breast Surgery, and Burns, University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark3Danish Melanoma Group (DMG), Department of Plastic Surgery, Herlev Hospital, Herlev, Denmark. , (Denmark)
Type
Published Article
Journal
JAMA dermatology
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2015
Volume
151
Issue
10
Pages
1087–1095
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.1481
PMID: 26061591
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study confirms a worldwide increase in melanoma incidence. Results may indicate the importance of secondary melanoma prevention in Denmark. Future efforts could intensify primary prevention aimed at young adults, adolescents, and children and maintain and target secondary prevention at the population older than 60 years.

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