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Myles G. Cockburn, John Zadnick and Dennis Deapen Developing epidemic of melanoma in the hispanic population of California Cancer 106

Article first published online: 23 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.21654

For the first time it is reported that melanoma incidence has recently increased significantly in the Hispanic population of California (one-third of the U.S. Hispanic population), and that most of the increase is among thick tumors with poor prognosis, suggesting that future mortality rates in Hispanics will be high. We recommend primary and secondary prevention efforts targeted to the Hispanic community.

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