Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
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).
Geller AC, Miller DR, Annas GD, Demierre M, Gilchrest BA, Koh HK. Melanoma Incidence and Mortality Among US Whites, 1969-1999. JAMA. 2002;288(14):1719-1720. doi:10.1001/jama.288.14.1719