Epidemiology of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer--the role of sunlight.

@article{Leiter2008EpidemiologyOM,
  title={Epidemiology of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer--the role of sunlight.},
  author={Ulrike Leiter and Claus Garbe},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={624},
  pages={89-103}
}
Melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) are now the most common types of cancer in white populations. Both tumor entities show an increasing incidence rate worldwide but a stable or decreasing mortality rate. The rising incidence rates of NMSC are probably caused by a combination of increased sun exposure or exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, increased outdoor activities, changes in clothing style, increased longevity, ozone depletion, genetics and in some cases, immune suppression. A dose… CONTINUE READING
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