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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 May;58(5 Suppl 2):S129-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2007.04.034.

Cutaneous ultraviolet exposure and its relationship to the development of skin cancer.

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  • Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA. dsrigel@alum.mit.edu

Abstract

Skin cancer is becoming an increasingly important public health problem. Multiple studies have now demonstrated a relationship between ultraviolet exposure and increased risk of developing skin cancer. However, the specifics of that association are somewhat different for malignant melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. A better understanding of the mechanisms that allow cutaneous ultraviolet radiation to induce neoplasia will result in the development of better future sun-protection agents and strategies.

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