Lower incidence rates but thicker melanomas in Eastern Europe before 1992: A comparison with Western Europe

E. De Vries, M. Boniol, J. F. Doré, J. W W Coebergh, T. Aareleid, P. Grosclaude, H. Ziegler, F. Berrino, C. Allemani, P. Baili, L. Ciccolallo, P. Crosignani, G. Gatta, A. Micheli, M. Sant, E. Taussig, R. Zanetti, E. Paci, E. Crocetti, R. CapocacciaE. Carrani, R. De Angelis, P. Roazzi, M. Santaquilani, A. Tavilla, F. Valente, A. Verdecchia, J. Rachtan, M. Bielska-Lasota, Z. Wronkowski, I. Plesko, V. Pompe-Kirn, C. Martinez-Garcia, T. Möller, J. M. Lutz, S. Godward, D. Forman, M. J. Quinn, M. Roche, S. Edwards, J. Smith, G. Lawrence

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of melanoma across Europe with regard to Breslow thickness and body-site distribution. Incidence data from Cancer Incidence in 5 Continents and the EUROCARE-melanoma database were used: 28 117 melanoma cases from 20 cancer registries in 12 European countries, diagnosed between 1978 and 1992. Regression analysis and general linear modelling were used to analyse the data. Melanomas in Eastern Europe were on average 1.4 mm thicker (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1045-1052
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer
Volume40
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2004

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Keywords

  • Body site
  • Europe
  • Incidence
  • Melanoma
  • Thickness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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De Vries, E., Boniol, M., Doré, J. F., Coebergh, J. W. W., Aareleid, T., Grosclaude, P., Ziegler, H., Berrino, F., Allemani, C., Baili, P., Ciccolallo, L., Crosignani, P., Gatta, G., Micheli, A., Sant, M., Taussig, E., Zanetti, R., Paci, E., Crocetti, E., ... Lawrence, G. (2004). Lower incidence rates but thicker melanomas in Eastern Europe before 1992: A comparison with Western Europe. European Journal of Cancer, 40(7), 1045-1052. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2003.12.021