Risk Factors for Cutaneous Melanoma in Queensland

  • A. Green
  • C. Bain
  • R. McLennan
  • V. Siskind
Conference paper
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 102)


Both incidence and mortality rates of cutaneous melanoma appear to have increased over several decades in many populations. Incidence rates have increased rapidly (Elwood and Lee 1979) in culturally diverse, though largely pale-skinned, populations, especially for melanomas on the lower limbs of females, trunks of males, and upper limbs of both sexes. Mortality rates have risen 3% to 9% per year (Elwood and Lee 1979), and in successive birth cohorts. In Australia there is evidence that increased rates began in people born around 1865 (Armstrong et al. 1982).


Arsenic Ozone Beach Diazepam Prolactin 



superficial spreading melanoma


lentigo maligna


nodular melanoma


indeterminate melanoma


acral lentiginous melanoma


oral contraceptive


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Green
    • 1
  • C. Bain
    • 1
  • R. McLennan
    • 1
  • V. Siskind
    • 1
  1. 1.Queensland Institute of Medical ResearchBramston Terrace, Herston, BrisbaneAustralia

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