Melanoma epidemic: an analysis of six decades of data from the Connecticut Tumor Registry.

@article{Geller2013MelanomaEA,
  title={Melanoma epidemic: an analysis of six decades of data from the Connecticut Tumor Registry.},
  author={Alan Geller and Richard W. Clapp and Arthur J. Sober and Lou Gonsalves and Lloyd Mueller and Cindy L. Christiansen and Waqas R. Shaikh and Donald r. Miller},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 33},
  pages={4172-8}
}
PURPOSE Melanoma is the most commonly fatal form of skin cancer, with nearly 50,000 annual deaths worldwide. We sought to assess long-term trends in the incidence and mortality of melanoma in a state with complete and consistent registration. METHODS We used data from the Connecticut Tumor Registry, the original National Cancer Institute SEER site, to determine trends in invasive melanoma (1950-2007), in situ melanoma (1973-2007), tumor thickness (1993-2007), mortality (1950-2007), and… CONTINUE READING
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