Review: Ultraviolet radiation and skin cancer

@article{Narayanan2010ReviewUR,
  title={Review: Ultraviolet radiation and skin cancer},
  author={Deevya L. Narayanan and Rao N. Saladi and Joshua L. Fox},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={49}
}
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in fair‐skinned populations in many parts of the world. The incidence, morbidity and mortality rates of skin cancers are increasing and, therefore, pose a significant public health concern. Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is the major etiologic agent in the development of skin cancers. UVR causes DNA damage and genetic mutations, which subsequently lead to skin cancer. A clearer understanding of UVR is crucial in the prevention of skin cancer. This… 
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