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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S129-S132
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume58
Issue number5 SUPPL. 2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes

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