• David J. Hill
  • J. Mark Elwood
  • Dallas R. English
Part of the Cancer Prevention — Cancer Causes book series (CPCC, volume 3)


In this final chapter, we consider three fundamental questions, based upon the arguments and evidence presented in previous chapters. First, is enough known about the causal pathways leading to skin cancer to make prevention worth considering? Second (and assuming sufficient is known about causation), what techniques for preventive interventions are effective or at least show promise? Third, how much can we expect preventive interventions to achieve in terms of reduced mortality or other benefits?


Skin Cancer Basal Cell Carcinoma Cancer Council Primary Prevention Program Lower Incidence Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. 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

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