Chapter 25. Primary Prevention of Skin Cancer

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Ros Weston PhD, MA

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch25

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Weston, R. (2008) Primary Prevention of Skin Cancer, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch25

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. Focus Freelance Writing & Research, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • skin cancer;
  • nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs);
  • NMSCs and melanoma - ultraviolet radiation exposure;
  • informational and behavioral interventions;
  • educational and policy interventions in recreational and tourist settings;
  • community-wide multiple-component interventions;
  • chemoprevention interventions and cancer risk reduction;
  • sun-protective measures


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Review of evidence on primary prevention

  • Implications for practice

  • References