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G.W. Jung, D.C. Dover and T.G. Salopek Risk of second primary malignancies following a diagnosis of cutaneous malignant melanoma or nonmelanoma skin cancer in Alberta, Canada from 1979 to 2009 British Journal of Dermatology 170

Version of Record online: 13 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjd.12694

What's already known about this topic?

  • Geographical variations in types of second primary malignancies following skin cancers have been noted in recent years.

What does this study add?

  • Identification of environmental and molecular connections among linked cutaneous and noncutaneous malignancies may lead to earlier detection of related neoplasms via expanded screening protocols and development of shared treatment regimens.
  • Heightened surveillance for development of second primary malignancies in patients with melanoma under 40 years of age should be considered.

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