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    Interdisciplinary panel weighs in on sun safety

    In a meeting convened by the National Academy of Sciences, a group of 19 physicians and researchers from different disciplines met to discuss sun safety issues centering on knowledge gaps between the disciplines, perspectives on sun exposure, implications for melanoma and other health outcomes, researchers write in JAMA Dermatology.

    The group found that:

    1.      The definition of risk must be expanded to include population diversities.

    2.      Risky sun exposure often occurs with other health-related behaviors.

    3.      There should be different messages for different target audiences.

    4.      People who are at risk for tanning disorder must be recognized and treated.

    5.      Sun safety interventions must be scalable.

    The  physicians stated that new measures are needed to address the increased incidence of melanoma. Between 2007 and 2011, they wrote, 5 million adults were diagnosed with skin cancer annually at a cost of more than $8 billion.

    “Further interdisciplinary research is needed to address the themes discussed, with the goal of building engaging, effective, and sustainable approaches to decrease the burden of skin cancer,” researchers wrote.

     


    REFERENCE

    Alan C. Geller, MPH, RN; Nina G. Jablonski, PhD; Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD; et al. “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sun Safety,” JAMA Dermatology. Published online November 8, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.4201

     

     

     

     

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