Prevention of Skin Cancer

  • David Hill
  • J. Mark Elwood
  • Dallas R. English

Part of the Cancer Prevention — Cancer Causes book series (CPCC, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David J. Hill, J. Mark Elwood, Dallas R. English
    Pages 1-2
  3. Peter Gies, Colin Roy, Petra Udelhofen
    Pages 21-54
  4. Gianluca Severi, Dallas R. English
    Pages 73-87
  5. David Whiteman, Rachel Neale
    Pages 117-139
  6. Richard P. Gallagher, Tim K. Lee, Chris D. Bajdik
    Pages 141-156
  7. Philippe Autier
    Pages 157-176
  8. Vivienne E. Reeve, Ronald D. Ley
    Pages 177-194
  9. Suzanne Dobbinson, David J. Hill
    Pages 211-240
  10. Karen Glanz, Mona Saraiya, Peter Briss
    Pages 259-293
  11. David J. Hill, J. Mark Elwood, Dallas R. English
    Pages 319-323
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 325-328

About this book


Our series Cancer Prevention - Cancer Control continues to address the causes and prevention of cancer. In this volume, Hill, Elwood, and English bring together a rich resource summarizing the state of science underpinning the primary prevention of skin cancer. While skin cancer causes an increasing burden, particularly in populations of European origin, our understanding of the role of sun exposure together with the genetic components of skin cancer continues to grow. Given the emphasis on evidence-based medicine and public health prevention efforts, it is noteworthy that, although we can all access the same evidence base, countries around the world have had remarkably different responses to the application of this knowledge to prevent skin cancer. The outstanding contribution of the Australian public health community to the scientific understanding of skin cancer etiology and the translation of this knowledge into national prevention efforts uniquely positions the editors to compile this volume focused on the primary prevention of skin cancer. In so doing they draw on an international team of authors to present a “state of the science” summary of skin cancer prevention and to identify those areas where uncertainty remains. To achieve successful prevention of cancer we must translate our scientific knowledge base into effective prevention programs. This book offers the reader keen insights into the depth of our understanding of etiologic pathways for skin cancer. This etiologic science base is complemented by rigorous prevention science placing emphasis on the social context for effective and sustained prevention efforts.


Primary prevention Public Health cancer cancer prevention epidemiological epidemiology genetics prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • David Hill
    • 1
  • J. Mark Elwood
    • 2
  • Dallas R. English
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Behavioural Research in CancerThe Cancer Council VictoriaMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.National Cancer Control InitiativeMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Cancer Epidemiology CentreThe Cancer Council VictoriaMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6346-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0511-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2595
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