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Comment & Response
July 2017

Declining Melanoma Rates in New England States

Author Affiliations
  • 1Melanoma Education Foundation Inc, Peabody, Massachusetts
JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(7):727-728. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.0395

To the Editor The research letter “Comparison of Regional and State Differences in Melanoma Rates in the United States: 2003 vs 2013”1 was insightful and valuable. In speculating about the decline in New England melanoma incidence and death rates during the 10-year period, the authors attributed the results to skin cancer prevention programs and specifically cited the influence of the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE).

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