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August 1988

Melanoma and Nevi: IX. Incidence, Interrelationships, and Implications

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Belmont, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(8):1294. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670080094031

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Malignant melanoma is the leading cause of mortality among dermatologic disorders in the United States and nevi are the most important predictors of melanoma risk. The epidemiologic research that has led to a partial understanding of this relation over the past decade represents an important breakthrough in our understanding of melanoma. This volume summarizes much of that progress, as well as selected other topics in the epidemiology of melanoma.

The volume consists of 11 chapters, each written by leading investigators. John Lee discusses trends in the incidence of melanoma among whites. He documents the continued worldwide increase of melanoma incidence and mortality. Of note is his analysis of US mortality data through mid-1986, which fails to find any evidence of a "stabilization" or decrease in death from melanoma. Cooke describes his landmark population-based study of the prevalence of nevi among whites in Milton, New Zealand. Armstrong and English review the

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