Public health interventions for melanoma. Prevention, early detection, and education

Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 1998 Aug;12(4):903-28. doi: 10.1016/s0889-8588(05)70030-7.


Worldwide melanoma control programs that include some combination of primary prevention, education, and screening activities have only recently begun to undergo an evaluation process. More studies with rigorous design and evaluation are needed. Until then, the proper public health policy guidelines for melanoma control, especially screening, are open to debate. Future studies must determine how screening, early detection, case finding, and education can best be used to reduce mortality and achieve optimal melanoma control.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Melanoma* / diagnosis
  • Melanoma* / epidemiology
  • Melanoma* / etiology
  • Melanoma* / prevention & control
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Public Health
  • Skin Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Skin Neoplasms* / epidemiology
  • Skin Neoplasms* / etiology
  • Skin Neoplasms* / prevention & control
  • Sunlight / adverse effects