Increasing incidence of melanoma among middle-aged adults: an epidemiologic study in Olmsted County, Minnesota.

@article{Lowe2014IncreasingIO,
  title={Increasing incidence of melanoma among middle-aged adults: an epidemiologic study in Olmsted County, Minnesota.},
  author={Garrett C Lowe and Alexandra Saavedra and Kurtis B Reed and Ana I. Velazquez and Roxana Stefania Dronca and Svetomir N. Markovic and Christine Marie Lohse and Jerry D. Brewer},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2014},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={52-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify changes in the incidence of cutaneous melanoma over time in the fastest-growing segment of the US population-middle-aged adults. PATIENTS AND METHODS By using the Rochester Epidemiology Project resource, we identified patients aged 40 to 60 years who had a first lifetime diagnosis of melanoma between January 1, 1970, and December 31, 2009, in Olmsted County, Minnesota. The incidence of melanoma and overall and disease-specific survival rates were compared by age, sex… CONTINUE READING
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