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Book and Media Reviews
September 3, 2008

Skin Cancer: Recognition and Management

JAMA. 2008;300(9):1084. doi:10.1001/jama.300.9.1084-a

Skin cancer has become high profile for physicians, with increasing public awareness and with May now established as Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Along with the astronomical increase in incidence of melanoma (more than 110 000 new cases per year and 1 death every hour in the United States), it is now believed that 1 in 5 persons in the United States will develop skin cancer. With this increasing attention, many nondermatologists are becoming actively involved in screening and treatment—making this second edition of Skin Cancer: Recognition and Management timely and useful.