Malignant melanoma in the 21st century, part 1: epidemiology, risk factors, screening, prevention, and diagnosis.

@article{Markovic2007MalignantMI,
  title={Malignant melanoma in the 21st century, part 1: epidemiology, risk factors, screening, prevention, and diagnosis.},
  author={Svetomir Nenad Markovic and Lori A Erickson and Ravi D. Rao and Roger H. Weenig and Barbara A. Pockaj and Aditya Bardia and Celine M. Vachon and Steven E. Schild and Robert R McWilliams and Jennifer Lynn Hand and Susan D. Laman and Lisa A. Kottschade and William J. Maples and Mark R. Pittelkow and Jos{\'e} Santos Mancebo Pulido and James D. Cameron and Edward T. Creagan},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2007},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={
          364-80
        }
}
Malignant melanoma is an aggressive, therapy-resistant malignancy of melanocytes. The incidence of melanoma has been steadily increasing worldwide, resulting in an increasing public health problem. Exposure to solar UV radiation, fair skin, dysplastic nevi syndrome, and a family history of melanoma are major risk factors for melanoma development. The interactions between genetic and environmental risk factors that promote melanomagenesis are currently the subject of ongoing research. Avoidance… CONTINUE READING

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