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Early Life UV and Risk of Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinoma in New South Wales, Australia

Kricker, Anne; Weber, Marianne F; Sitas, Freddy; Banks, Emily; Rahman, Bayzidur; Goumas, Chris; Kabir, Ahsanul; Hodgkinson, V; van Kemenade, Cathelijine H; Waterboer, Tim; Armstrong, Bruce K


Sun exposure is the main cause of squamous (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) although pattern and amount differ by cancer type, and sun sensitivity is the major host risk factor. Our study investigated risk factors and residential ambient UV in a population-based sample of Australian 45 and Up Study participants: 916 BCC cases, 433 SCC cases, 1224 controls. Unconditional logistic regression models adjusting for key covariates demonstrated 60% increased BCC risk and 2-fold increased SCC risk...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences
DOI: 10.1111/php.12807


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