Patterns of familial aggregation of three melanoma risk factors: great number of naevi, light phototype and high degree of sun exposure.

@article{Briollais2000PatternsOF,
  title={Patterns of familial aggregation of three melanoma risk factors: great number of naevi, light phototype and high degree of sun exposure.},
  author={Laurent Briollais and Agn{\'e}s Chompret and Michel Guilloud-Bataille and Brigitte Bressac-de Paillerets and Marie Avril and Florence Demenais},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={408-15}
}
BACKGROUND Besides melanoma susceptibility genes and shared environmental exposures, part of the familial clustering of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) might be due to familial aggregation of melanoma-associated phenotypes. Our goal was to assess the patterns of familial aggregation of three melanoma risk factors: great number of naevi (GNN), light phototype (LP) and high degree of sun exposure (HDSE). METHODS Familial aggregation of GNN, LP and HDSE was investigated in 66 French families… CONTINUE READING