Educational and screening campaigns to reduce deaths from melanoma

Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2009 Jun;23(3):515-27, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.hoc.2009.03.008.

Abstract

Many deaths of melanoma can be prevented through identification and screening of persons at greatest risk of disease. Herein, we discuss various strategies to reduce avoidable mortality--including targeted screening of persons with changing moles and middle-aged and older men of lower socioeconomic status. We also propose the framework for a randomized screening trial for melanoma.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Continental Population Groups
  • Culture
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Female
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • Male
  • Mass Screening / organization & administration*
  • Melanoma / diagnosis
  • Melanoma / mortality
  • Melanoma / prevention & control*
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Education as Topic / organization & administration*
  • Queensland / epidemiology
  • Risk Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Young Adult