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Glazer AM, Winkelmann RR, Farberg AS, Rigel DS. Analysis of Trends in US Melanoma Incidence and Mortality. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(2):225–226. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.4512
The incidence of and mortality from invasive melanoma in the United States has risen steadily for at least the past 2 decades.1 Similar trends are being seen worldwide despite numerous efforts to enhance primary prevention and early detection, and these increasing rates are having an impact on the public health and economic burden of disease. In 2009, we reported on the status of US melanoma incidence at that time.2 The purpose of this study was to provide updated information on trends in melanoma incidence and mortality that will help to elucidate the current state of this cancer in the United States.
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