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May 1997

Cancer: A Continuing Focus

Arch Dermatol. 1997;133(5):637. doi:10.1001/archderm.1997.03890410093012

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THIS ISSUE of the Archives contains articles concerning skin cancer, many of which deal with the pathobiologic and epidemiologic causes of nonmelanoma skin cancer. We are publishing these articles this month in coordination with the May 14th issue of JAMA, which is devoted to increasing clinicians' understanding of cancer. The first Monday in May is also Melanoma Monday, which is discussed by Stephen E. Chiarello, MD, in Issues in Dermatology.

Care of skin cancer plays a prominent part in dermatologic practice. Dermatologists see the majority of the nearly 1 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer that occur each year in the United States and the majority of the less frequent, but far more often fatal, cases of melanoma. In

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