Epidemiology of Malignant Melanoma

  • Richard P. Gallagher
Conference proceedings

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 102)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Pathology of Melanoma

  3. Descriptive and Analytic Studies of Cutaneous Melanoma

    1. C. D. J. Holman, B. K. Armstrong, P. J. Heenan, J. B. Blackwell, F. J. Cumming, D. R. English et al.
      Pages 18-37
    2. R. P. Gallagher, J. M. Elwood, G. B. Hill
      Pages 38-55
    3. A. Green, C. Bain, R. McLennan, V. Siskind
      Pages 76-97
  4. Current Issues in Melanoma Research: Occupation

    1. D. F. Austin, P. Reynolds
      Pages 98-107
  5. Current Issues in Melanoma Research: Exogenous Hormones, Pregnancy

  6. Current Issues in Melanoma Research: Fluorescent Light

  7. Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome and Familial Melanoma

    1. M. H. Greene, S. J. Bale
      Pages 144-153
    2. G. C. Roush, J. M. Kirkwood, M. Ernstoff, S. J. Somma, P. H. Duray, S. N. Klaus et al.
      Pages 154-158
  8. Ocular Melanoma

    1. M. A. Tucker, P. Hartge, J. A. Shields
      Pages 159-165
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 166-169

About these proceedings


Interest in the etiology of malignant melanoma has increased enor­ mously in the last 10 years, after it was realized that the incidence of the cutaneous form of the disease was rising. Treatment of the disease has not improved dramatically, and our best hope for curtailing the rise in mortality and morbidity from the disease appears to be primarily through early detection and, per­ haps in the future, through prevention. It is thus very important for the medical community to be able to recognize individuals and groups at high risk of the disease because of either familial and con­ stitutional factors and lifestyle or exposure to environmental risk factors. This book, arising from a meeting held in Vancouver in 1984, pro­ vides a summary of the latest findings amo ~ Caucasian popula­ tions along with perspectives on the most im, Jrtant environmental risk factors identified to date. Comparison of results from the four major analytic studies presented here also demonstrates that a num­ ber of factors implicated in other common cancers are probably not related to the incidence of melanoma. These include smoking, alco­ hol consumption, and for the most part, diet. The Vancouver conference was sponsored by the Cancer Control Agency of British Columbia, and was financially supported by Health and Welfare Canada (6610-1429-50), the Northern Califor­ nia Cancer Program (NCCP), Miles Laboratories (Canada), Bristol Myers Laboratories (Canada), and Plough Canada Inc.


cancer epidemiology etiology health melanoma morbidity mortality prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard P. Gallagher
    • 1
  1. 1.Cancer Control Agency of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-82643-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82641-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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