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Occupation and Malignant Melanoma of the Skin

  • D. F. Austin
  • P. Reynolds
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 102)

Abstract

Occupational risks for malignant melanoma (MM) of the skin have not been systematically studied. Epidemiologic research on MM has focused on sunlight exposure, even though available evidence shows that, unlike most other cancers in general and other cancers of the skin in particular, MM tends to be associated with indoor work, upper socioeconomic status, and particularly technical-professional occupations (Beral and Robinson 1981; Lee and Strickland 1980; Teppo et al. 1980). These findings have been largely dismissed by appealing to postulated differences in leisure-time sun exposure in these occupational groups. New evidence suggests, however, that the occupational epidemiology of MM is an area in serious need of further study.

Keywords

Standardize Mortality Ratio Record Linkage Occupational Risk Occupational Risk Factor Swedish Cancer Registry 
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Abbreviations

PMR

proportionate mortality ratio

SMR

standardized mortality ratio

OR

odds ratio

MM

malignant melanoma

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. F. Austin
    • 1
  • P. Reynolds
    • 1
  1. 1.Cancer Prevention SectionCalifornia State Department of Health ServicesEmeryvilleUSA

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