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February 1977

Cancer Control in Xeroderma Pigmentosum

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Preventive Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine (Dr Lynch and Ms Lynch), and the University of Nebraska College of Medicine (Dr Frichot), Omaha.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(2):193-195. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640020065011

• This study of identical twins affected with xeroderma pigmentosum, with follow-up and re-evaluation after a period of eight years, is unique in that it demonstrates clearly the value of cancer control methods, primarily the avoidance of solar radiation. The findings in the identical twins have been evaluated in context with their other affected siblings who also have shown a remarkable low rate of skin cancer upon initiation of cancer control (solar radiation avoidance).

(Arch Dermatol 113:193-195, 1977)