Early detection and lethal melanoma in Connecticut: A preliminary analysis

  • Marianne Berwick
  • Neil Dubin
  • George Roush
  • Raymond Barnhill
Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 73)


The incidence and mortality of cutaneous melanoma has increased dramatically in most developed countries during the past 15 years, and disproportionately among older males in both the United States and Australia [1,2]. The etiology of this disease is not well understood, so that the effectiveness of primary prevention is as yet unclear.


Random Digit Dialing Screen Behavior Lesion Depth Skin Examination Melanoma Case 
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  • Marianne Berwick
  • Neil Dubin
  • George Roush
  • Raymond Barnhill

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