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Prevention of Melanoma With Regular Sunscreen Use

Prevention of Melanoma With Regular Sunscreen Use COMMENTARY ONLINE FIRST Prevention of Melanoma With Regular Sunscreen Use and weight of returned sunscreen bottles was high among June K. Robinson, MD the regular sunscreen users. Approximately 75% of the Michael Bigby, MD regular users applied sunscreen daily; 25% of this group also applied sunscreen to nonintervention sites (trunk, VIDENCE FROM RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS lower limbs, or both). The reduction in melanomas in all demonstrated that regular sunscreen use prevents body sites may reflect the tendency of participants in the 1-3 cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Until now, daily sunscreen group to apply sunscreen to the torso Ethere were no randomized controlled trial data on and lower limbs without being asked. the effects of sunscreen use in melanoma prevention, and Since exposure to UV radiation (UVR) is the only 4,5 case-control studies yielded conflicting results. The known modifiable cause of melanoma, this study is a community-based skin cancer prevention trial conducted potential “game changer” for the primary prevention of 6 7 by Green et al in the subtropical region of Nambour, melanoma. Patients at high risk for skin cancer because Queensland, Australia, provided evidence from a ran- of phenotypic characteristics (fair skin, freckling, and domized controlled trial that regular http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Prevention of Melanoma With Regular Sunscreen Use

JAMA , Volume 306 (3) – Jul 20, 2011

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2011.990
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21712528
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Abstract

COMMENTARY ONLINE FIRST Prevention of Melanoma With Regular Sunscreen Use and weight of returned sunscreen bottles was high among June K. Robinson, MD the regular sunscreen users. Approximately 75% of the Michael Bigby, MD regular users applied sunscreen daily; 25% of this group also applied sunscreen to nonintervention sites (trunk, VIDENCE FROM RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS lower limbs, or both). The reduction in melanomas in all demonstrated that regular sunscreen use prevents body sites may reflect the tendency of participants in the 1-3 cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Until now, daily sunscreen group to apply sunscreen to the torso Ethere were no randomized controlled trial data on and lower limbs without being asked. the effects of sunscreen use in melanoma prevention, and Since exposure to UV radiation (UVR) is the only 4,5 case-control studies yielded conflicting results. The known modifiable cause of melanoma, this study is a community-based skin cancer prevention trial conducted potential “game changer” for the primary prevention of 6 7 by Green et al in the subtropical region of Nambour, melanoma. Patients at high risk for skin cancer because Queensland, Australia, provided evidence from a ran- of phenotypic characteristics (fair skin, freckling, and domized controlled trial that regular

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 20, 2011

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