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Cutaneous factors related to the risk of malignant melanoma.

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In a case-control study, 287 women with malignant melanoma were compared with 574 age-matched controls. Red hair colour at age 5 years was associated with a tripling of risk [relative risk (RR) = 3.0], blonde hair with a 60% increase (RR = 1.6) and fair skin with a doubling (RR = 2.1). Women with melanoma also reported that they tended to burn (RR = 1.4) and to freckle (RR = 1.9) after exposure to sunlight. Since fair skin, red hair, and the tendency to burn or freckle after exposure to sunli...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Journal:
The British journal of dermatology
Volume:
109
Issue:
2
Pages:
165-172
Publication date:
1983-08-05
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EISSN:
1365-2133
ISSN:
0007-0963
URN:
uuid:f0741b17-3a75-4257-9fa1-db62cbca87bc
Source identifiers:
35545
Local pid:
pubs:35545

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