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Possible role of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the onset of melanoma : preliminary data.

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Summary of "Possible role of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the onset of melanoma : preliminary data."

Melanoma, a malignant neoplasm of melanocytic origin, is now considered a "health emergency" as it represents 4% of skin cancers and it is responsible for 80% of skin cancer deaths, corresponding to approximately 1%-2% of all cancer deaths. It is characterized by complex and heterogeneous etiopathogenesis in which are involved constitutional and environmental risk factors. Among these, an important role is played by air pollution. We examined all the cases of melanoma of the U.O.C. of Dermatology and STD of Palermo from 2016 to 2017, evaluated the ratio between incidence rate and residence of the patients, in order to identify the role of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the incidence of melanoma. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Name: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV
ISSN: 1468-3083
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