Melanoma. Shall we move away from the sun and focus more on embryogenesis, body weight and longevity?☆

@inproceedings{Bataille2013MelanomaSW,
  title={Melanoma. Shall we move away from the sun and focus more on embryogenesis, body weight and longevity?☆},
  author={V{\'e}ronique Bataille},
  booktitle={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2013}
}
There are many observations regarding the behaviour of melanoma which points away from sunshine as the main cause of this tumour. Incidence data shows that the increase is mostly seen for thin melanomas which cannot be attributed to sun exposure but increasing screening over the last 20 years. Melanoma behaves in a similar fashion all over the world regarding age of onset, gender differences and histological subtypes. An excess of naevi is the strongest risk factor for melanoma and their… CONTINUE READING