The first skin cancer screening day at the Italian parliament: A Euromelanoma initiative

Mariano Suppa, Luca Neri, Luca Bianchi, Rodolfo Capizzi, Angelo Carbone, Caterina Catricalà, Sergio Chimenti, Maria Concetta Fargnoli, Barbara Fossati, Pasquale Frascione, Ketty Peris

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Background: The effort to decrease incidence/mortality of skin cancer should target not only the general public but also politicians and decision makers, to create a proper health policy. We report the results of the first Skin Cancer Screening Day at the Italian Parliament, organized to draw politicians' attention on skin cancer. Methods: A questionnaire was used to collect data on participants' characteristics and suspected skin cancers. Results: We screened 70 members of parliament (61.4% males, median age 54 years). Overall skin cancer suspicion rate was 14.5%. Suspicion rate, detection rate, and positive predictive values for melanoma were respectively 1.6, 1.6, and 100%, and for basal cell carcinoma 6.5, 1.6, and 25%. Highly educated,

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-49
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Dermatology
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

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Skin Neoplasms
Early Detection of Cancer
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Health Policy
Melanoma
Mortality
Incidence

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  • Dermatology
  • Medicine(all)

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Suppa, M., Neri, L., Bianchi, L., Capizzi, R., Carbone, A., Catricalà, C., ... Peris, K. (2015). The first skin cancer screening day at the Italian parliament: A Euromelanoma initiative. International Journal of Dermatology, 54(1), 42-49. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijd.12677

The first skin cancer screening day at the Italian parliament : A Euromelanoma initiative. / Suppa, Mariano; Neri, Luca; Bianchi, Luca; Capizzi, Rodolfo; Carbone, Angelo; Catricalà, Caterina; Chimenti, Sergio; Fargnoli, Maria Concetta; Fossati, Barbara; Frascione, Pasquale; Peris, Ketty.

In: International Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 54, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 42-49.

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Suppa, M, Neri, L, Bianchi, L, Capizzi, R, Carbone, A, Catricalà, C, Chimenti, S, Fargnoli, MC, Fossati, B, Frascione, P & Peris, K 2015, 'The first skin cancer screening day at the Italian parliament: A Euromelanoma initiative', International Journal of Dermatology, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 42-49. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijd.12677
Suppa, Mariano ; Neri, Luca ; Bianchi, Luca ; Capizzi, Rodolfo ; Carbone, Angelo ; Catricalà, Caterina ; Chimenti, Sergio ; Fargnoli, Maria Concetta ; Fossati, Barbara ; Frascione, Pasquale ; Peris, Ketty. / The first skin cancer screening day at the Italian parliament : A Euromelanoma initiative. In: International Journal of Dermatology. 2015 ; Vol. 54, No. 1. pp. 42-49.
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