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Chemoprevention of Skin Cancer

  • Meyer A. Horn
  • Kenneth B. Gordon
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Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 106)

Abstract

Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most prevalent of all malignancies diagnosed in men and women in the US and its incidence is rising rapidly. It has been estimated that between 900,000 and 1,200,000 new skin cancers arise in the Unites States each year (1). The large majority of these are NMSC’s. Melanoma, with an estimated 44,200 new cases in 1999 (2) is a less prevalent cutaneous malignancy, but is one with a significantly higher mortality rate than all other skin cancers combined. It is now the eighth most common carcinoma in the Unites States, and one of the most common cancers of young adults (3). In the past 10 years its incidence has nearly doubled, with a lifetime risk of about 1 in 90 (4).

Keywords

Skin Cancer Human Papilloma Virus Basal Cell Carcinoma Actinic Keratosis Skin Tumor 
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