Health Initiatives for the Prevention of Skin Cancer

  • Rüdiger Greinert
  • Eckhard W. Breitbart
  • Peter Mohr
  • Beate Volkmer
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 624)


Skin cancer represents the most common type of cancer in the white population worldwide and the incidence has dramatically increased during the last decades. UV radiation is the most important risk factor responsible for this development. Socio-economical and cultural changes in behaviour of large groups of the society led to an increase in UV-exposure due to life-style trends which go along with more leisure time and holidays spent in the sun and (in the last decades) with frequent exposure to artificial UV in sunbeds.


Skin Cancer Indoor Tanning Minimal Erythemal Dose Skin Cancer Prevention Skin Cancer Incidence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rüdiger Greinert
    • 1
  • Eckhard W. Breitbart
    • 1
  • Peter Mohr
    • 1
  • Beate Volkmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Center of DermatologyElbenkliniken Stade/BuxtehudeBuxtehudeGermany

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