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October 9, 2002

Melanoma Incidence and Mortality Among US Whites, 1969-1999

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2002;288(14):1719-1720. doi:10.1001/jama.288.14.1719

To the Editor: Between 1973 and 1998, the incidence and mortality of melanoma in the United States rose steeply, and at rates higher than those for most other preventable cancers.1 To better understand the most recent trends in melanoma mortality by age and sex, we analyzed the newly released (2002) information from the US National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

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