Ultraviolet radiation and melanoma.

  title={Ultraviolet radiation and melanoma.},
  author={Holly E Kanavy and Meg R. Gerstenblith},
  journal={Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery},
  volume={30 4},
Melanoma is a particularly aggressive type of skin cancer, and its incidence has been increasing steadily since the 1970s. This article will review the extensive epidemiologic data demonstrating that ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure, from the sun or artificial tanning beds, is the most important environmental risk factor for melanoma; the multiple detrimental effects of UVR on human skin, including DNA damage through the formation of dimeric photoproducts, gene mutations, oxidative stress… CONTINUE READING
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