Recent trends in cutaneous melanoma incidence and death rates in the United States, 1992-2006.

@article{Jemal2011RecentTI,
  title={Recent trends in cutaneous melanoma incidence and death rates in the United States, 1992-2006.},
  author={Ahmedin Jemal and Mona S Saraiya and Pragna Patel and Sai S. Cherala and Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan and Julian Kyung-Soo Kim and Charles L. Wiggins and Phyllis A. Wingo},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={65 5 Suppl 1},
  pages={S17-25.e1-3}
}
BACKGROUND Increasing cutaneous melanoma incidence rates in the United States have been attributed to heightened detection of thin (≤ 1-mm) lesions. OBJECTIVE We sought to describe melanoma incidence and mortality trends in the 12 cancer registries covered by the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program and to estimate the contribution of thin lesions to melanoma mortality. METHODS We used joinpoint analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results incidence and mortality… CONTINUE READING
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