Melanoma Rates Increasing Dramatically In People Under 40

Posted on May 8th, 2012 by

A new study from the Mayo Clinic found a dramatic increase in skin cancer among people under 40.  Between 1970 and 2009, first time diagnoses of melanoma increased eightfold among women and fourfold among men. Dr. Greg Daniels, director of UC San Diego's clinical program in melanoma, talked to KPBS about reasons for this increase.

Additional coverage: The Corsair (Calif.), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

KPBS Calif by Megan Burke

Tags: Cancer, Dermatology, Dr. Greg Daniels, KPBS Calif, melanoma, Research, skin cancer

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