Melanoma and use of sunscreens: An EORTC case‐control study in germany, belgium and france

@article{Autier1995MelanomaAU,
  title={Melanoma and use of sunscreens: An EORTC case‐control study in germany, belgium and france},
  author={P. Autier and J. Dor{\'e} and E. Schifflers and J. C{\'e}sarini and Anne Bollaerts and K. Koelmel and O. Gefeller and Andr{\'e} Liabeuf and F. Lejeune and Dani{\`e}le Li{\'e}nard and M. Joarlette and Philippe Chemaly and U. Kleeberg},
  journal={International Journal of Cancer},
  year={1995},
  volume={61}
}
Use of sunscreens is widely advocated as a preventive measure against sun‐induced skin cancers. However, to date, no epidemiologic study has reported a decreased melanoma risk associated with sunscreen use. We have conducted a case‐control study aimed at evaluating the influence of sunscreen use on the occurrence of cutaneous malignant melanoma. In 1991 and 1992, 418 melanoma cases and 438 healthy controls were interviewed in Germany, France and Belgium. The questionnaire used differentiated… Expand
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