Epidemiology of Melanomas in South Africa

  • A. G. Oettlé


The incidence and site distribution of malignant melanoma differs strikingly between the various races in South Africa. Such differences presumably reflect different degrees of exposure to the several environmental causes of these tumours.


Skin Cancer Basal Cell Carcinoma Pleomorphic Adenoma Standardize Mortality Ratio Uveal Melanoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Oettlé
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  1. 1.Cancer Research Unit of the National Cancer Association of South AfricaThe South African Institute for Medical ResearchJohannesburgSouth Africa

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