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Evidence-Based Dermatology: Research Commentary
June 2004

The End of the Sunscreen and Melanoma Controversy?

Author Affiliations

Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 2004;140(6):745-746. doi:10.1001/archderm.140.6.745

Commentary on: Sunscreen use and the risk for melanoma: a quantitative review

Dennis LK, Beane Freeman LE, VanBeek MJ

Ann Intern Med. 2003;139:966-978

Question: What is the strength and consistency of associations between melanoma and sunscreen use in the published literature?

Data Sources: A comprehensive MEDLINE search of articles published from 1966 to 2003 that reported information on sunscreen use and melanoma in humans.

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