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Understanding the trends in melanoma incidence and mortality: where do we stand?
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PMID:  10694303     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In previous decades melanoma incidence rates have risen spectacularly in white populations worldwide and a parallel - although more moderate - increase has been observed for melanoma mortality. More recently several reports have been made of a stabilization or decrease of mortality rates in the younger birth cohorts, resulting in a stabilization in the overall mortality in the 1980s for some populations. This article reviews past and current trends in melanoma epidemiology. It further handles the possible explanations for these trends and the currently available indications for or against these trends being brought about by real or artefactual influences. Time will undoubtedly reveal more about the truth.
L Brochez; J M Naeyaert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of dermatology : EJD     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1167-1122     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Dermatol     Publication Date:    2000 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-02     Completed Date:  2000-03-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206420     Medline TA:  Eur J Dermatol     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-5; quiz 76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Gent, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Melanoma / epidemiology*
Skin Neoplasms / epidemiology*
World Health

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