• By Dana Sparks

Skin Cancer On Dramatic Rise In People Under 40

April 2, 2012

Mayo Clinic is noticing an alarming trend: the rate of skin cancer, especially in people under 40, is dramatically increasing. 

In the April issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers published a study that shows the incidence of melanoma has escalated and young women are the hardest hit.  

Mayo Clinic dermatologist and lead investigator Dr. Jerry Brewer says some increase was expected.  “We anticipated we’d find rising rates, as other studies are suggesting, but we found an even higher incidence than the National Cancer Institute had reported using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Result database, and in particular, a dramatic rise in women in their 20s and 30s.”  

Animations depicting melanoma and soundbites from Dr. Brewer are availiable in the downloads above.

Expert Title:  Dr. Jerry Brewer, Mayo Clinic Dermatologist

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To arrange a direct interview with Dr. Brewer please call 507-284-5005 or email [email protected].  

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