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Research Letter
March 2018

Trends in Melanoma Incidence Among Non-Hispanic Whites in the United States, 2005 to 2014

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(3):361-362. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.5541

Skin cancer is a major public health concern in the United States.1 Melanoma, the third most common type of skin cancer, is diagnosed in over 70 000 individuals and causes more than 9000 deaths each year.2 Melanoma is often caused, in part, by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and indoor tanning devices, and incidence rates are highest among non-Hispanic whites (NHW).1 Previous reports3 have indicated that melanoma incidence rates were increasing among NHW adults of all ages, but analyses of more recent data by age group are warranted. This study provides the latest national data on melanoma incidence trends among NHWs by 10-year age groups.

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