Screening evaluation system - Europe (sESY_Europe) met skin cancer screening

Vasiliki Karampoiki, Francisco Javier Rivas Flores, Hilal Altinoz, Marzanna Chojnacka, Irini Karentzou, Mario Dambrosio, Camelia Colichi, Tamara Oxiuzova, Eleni Kanavoura, Berta Adelaide Maia Da Silva De Alves Sousa, Diana Ivanova, Jacopo Mauri, Georgios Alexiou, Davide Mauri, Konstantinos Kamposioras, Angeliki Maragkaki, Christina Peponi

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Abstract

Skin tumors are the most frequent malignancies in the white population worldwide and have reached the proportion of an epidemic disease. Since non-melanocytic skin cancers can be cured when timely detected, given that still malignant melanoma may have good prognosis if early diagnosed, and considering the key role of primary care in cancer screening advising and implementation, the international PACMeR study group (trial_01.3) adjourned SESy_Europe database in a version comprehensive of skin-malignancies screening indexing. The novel database provides standardized pre-codified translations of 2,331 parameters in eight languages (English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Romanian, Spanish and Turkish) and records the time elapsed from last skin examination, cause and frequency of skins examinations and stratifies skin cancer risk patterns by a systematic registering of risk factors. A comprehensive indexing of skin cancer screening practices among European countries may in fact turn helpful in programming future health policy and tailoring interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalCentral European Journal of Public Health
Volume15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

Keywords

  • Melanoma
  • Screening
  • Skin cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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