Evidence-Based Dermatology: Research Commentary
July 2011

A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Indicates That Sunscreen Use Reduced the Risk of Developing Melanoma

Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(7):853-854. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.171

Commentary on: Reduced melanoma after regular sunscreen use: randomized trial follow-up.Green AC, Williams GM, Logan V, et al J Clin Oncol. 2011;29(3):257-263.

Question: In a population with a high incidence of melanoma, does daily sunscreen use compared with discretionary sunscreen use lower the incidence of melanoma during a 14-year period?

Design: Prospective, community-based, randomized controlled trial.

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