Skin cancer remains the most common cancer in the United States despite ongoing efforts to address this major public health problem.1 The mortality rate of melanoma, with more than 9000 deaths occurring annually, continues to increase faster than the rate associated with any other preventable cancer.1- 3 Melanoma death and incidence rates vary among states, in part because of the differences in regional demographics.4 To further characterize the effect of melanoma in the United States, we compared 2003 trends with 2013 trends in the death and incidence rates in each state and by geographic region.
Mounessa JS, Caravaglio JV, Dellavalle RP. Comparison of Regional and State Differences in Melanoma Rates in the United States2003 vs 2013. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(3):345-347. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.4625