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Melanoma Surveillance in the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published “Melanoma Surveillance in the United States ”  in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Among other findings, the report shows that “melanoma rates were higher among white females aged 50 and younger, Hispanic females aged 50 and younger, and Asian Pacific Islander females aged 40 and younger, compared to their male counterparts. This study also found that Hispanics, American Indian/Alaska Natives and Asians were diagnosed with melanoma at younger ages than whites and blacks.” CDC’s Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH, said that “new policies and prevention strategies are needed to address the leading preventable causes of melanoma.”

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