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M. Rota, E. Pasquali, R. Bellocco, V. Bagnardi, L. Scotti, F. Islami, E. Negri, P. Boffetta, C. Pelucchi, G. Corrao and C. La Vecchia Alcohol drinking and cutaneous melanoma risk: a systematic review and dose–risk meta-analysis British Journal of Dermatology 170

Version of Record online: 19 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjd.12856

What's already known about this topic?

  • Alcohol drinking increases sunburn severity, a major risk factor for cutaneous melanoma.
  • Several epidemiological studies have investigated the relationship between alcohol consumption and cutaneous melanoma, but the evidence is inconsistent.

What does this study add?

  • We found a 20% increased risk of cutaneous melanoma with regular alcohol drinking.

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