CDC Releases Most Comprehensive Melanoma Report in the US to Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
More than 45,000 cases of melanoma occurred in 45 states and the District of Columbia each year during 2004-2006, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Melanoma is the third most common skin cancer, but is more dangerous and more likely to cause death than other skin cancers, causing 8,000 U.S. deaths and costing billions of dollars each year.
The report, “Melanoma Surveillance in the United States,” is published online today at http://www.eblue.org/issues?issue_key=S0190-9622%2811%29X0013-0 and appears in the November 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The supplement was developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Dermatology, the largest dermatology group in the United States.
Read the press release for more information.