The Italian Euromelanoma Day: Evaluation of results and implications for future prevention campaigns

Mariano Suppa, Gianfranco Altomare, Serafinella P. Cannavò, Rodolfo Capizzi, Caterina Catricalà, Enrico Colombo, Maria C. Fargnoli, Barbara Fossati, Pasquale Frascione, Paolo Lisi, Marcello Santini, Massimiliano Scalvenzi, Ketty Peris

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Abstract

Background: Melanoma incidence/mortality is increasing worldwide. "Euromelanoma Day" is a pan-European campaign for skin cancer prevention. Results of the 2010 Euromelanoma Day in Italy are reported herein. Materials and methods: A questionnaire was used to collect data on participants' characteristics and suspected skin cancers. Result: A total of 1085 participants was screened (64.1% females, median age 44 years). Suspicion rate, detection rate, and positive predictive values for melanoma were 1.3, 0.28 and 21.4%, respectively. Poorly educated, ≥35 years old, pale-skinned males were at higher risk for skin cancer than highly educated,

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-706
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Dermatology
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Medicine(all)

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