Melanoma epidemiology and trends.

  title={Melanoma epidemiology and trends.},
  author={Claus Garbe and Ulrike Leiter},
  journal={Clinics in dermatology},
  volume={27 1},
Rising incidence rates of cutaneous melanoma have been observed during the last four decades in white populations worldwide. The cancer statistics in the United States have revealed 6 cases per 100,000 and year at the beginning of the 1970s and 18 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and year at the beginning of 2000, demonstrating a threefold increase in incidence rates. Incidence rates in central Europe increased in the same time period from 3 to 4 cases to 10 to 15 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and… CONTINUE READING

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