Risk of cutaneous melanoma associated with pigmentation characteristics and freckling: Systematic overview of 10 case‐control studies

@article{Bliss1995RiskOC,
  title={Risk of cutaneous melanoma associated with pigmentation characteristics and freckling: Systematic overview of 10 case‐control studies},
  author={J. Bliss and D. Ford and A. Swerdlow and B. Armstrong and M. Cristofolini and J. Elwood and A. Green and E. Holly and T. Mack and R. MacKie and A. {\O}sterlind and S. Walter and J. Peto and D. Easton},
  journal={International Journal of Cancer},
  year={1995},
  volume={62}
}
Using individual subject data from 10 case‐control studies, comprising over 3000 cases and almost 4000 controls, we have estimated the relative risk of melanoma associated with aspects of complexion, namely, hair, eye and skin colour and freckling in adulthood, and have examined the relationships between these factors and naevus count in terms of melanoma risk. Compared with individuals with black or dark brown hair, the relative risks for developing melanoma in those with light brown, blonde… Expand
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