Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

@article{Lin2011BehavioralCT,
  title={Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force},
  author={Jennifer S. Lin and Michelle Eder and Sheila Weinmann},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={154},
  pages={190 - 201}
}
BACKGROUND More than 2 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States, and melanoma incidence is increasing. PURPOSE To assist the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in updating its 2003 recommendation on behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer. DATA SOURCES Existing systematic reviews, database searches through February 2010, and outside experts. STUDY SELECTION English-language, primary care-relevant counseling trials to promote sun-protective behaviors… 

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