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Comment & Response
January 2017

Counseling Patients on Photoprotection: What the Dermatologist Needs to Know

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
  • 2Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(1):110. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.4013

To the Editor Ultraviolent radiation (UVR) plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of skin cancer, photodermatoses, and photoaging. Several organizations make photoprotection recommendations, including the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)1 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).2 The AAD advocates a comprehensive photoprotection strategy including seeking shade, photoprotective clothing, and sunscreen application.1