Epidemiology, Precursors, and Markers of Malignant Melanoma

  • R. M. MacKie
  • A. B. Ackerman
  • G. Rassner
  • J. M. Elwood
  • R. P. Gallagher
  • A. J. Swerdlow
  • J. English
  • C. J. O’Doherty
  • J. A. A. Hunter
  • J. Clark
  • D. J. Hole
  • M. C. Mihm
  • A. W. Kopf
  • R. J. Friedman
  • E. R. Heilman
  • D. S. Rigel
  • L. Illig
  • D. J. Ruiter
  • W. Bergman
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Abstract

We present some new analyses of data from the Western Canada Melanoma Study [1–3], based on 595 subjects with melanoma, excluding lentigo, and community controls. The validity of the study has been checked; interviewed patients do not differ from non-interviewed patients in pathological type, stage, or age, and the control group is virtually identical to the census populationon variables where this can be assessed. For many exposures, the proportions of patients and controls giving positive replies are virtually identical, suggesting no major response bias.

Keywords

Beach Paraffin Noma Dermatol Hypertrichosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. MacKie
    • 1
  • A. B. Ackerman
    • 2
  • G. Rassner
    • 3
  • J. M. Elwood
    • 4
  • R. P. Gallagher
    • 5
  • A. J. Swerdlow
    • 1
  • J. English
    • 1
  • C. J. O’Doherty
    • 1
  • J. A. A. Hunter
    • 1
  • J. Clark
    • 1
  • D. J. Hole
    • 1
  • M. C. Mihm
    • 6
  • A. W. Kopf
    • 7
  • R. J. Friedman
    • 7
  • E. R. Heilman
    • 7
  • D. S. Rigel
    • 7
  • L. Illig
    • 8
  • D. J. Ruiter
    • 9
  • W. Bergman
    • 10
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowGreat Britain
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany
  4. 4.Department of Community Medicine and EpidemiologyUniversity of NottinghamGreat Britain
  5. 5.Division of Epidemiology, Biometry and Occupational OncologyCancer Control Agency of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  6. 6.Dermatopathology Unit, Massachussetts General HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  7. 7.Department of DermatologyNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  8. 8.Department of DermatologyUniversity of GiessenGiessenFR Germany
  9. 9.Institute of PathologyUniversity of NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands
  10. 10.Department of DermatologyUniversity Medical Center LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands

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