Regular Sunscreen Use May Reduce the Risk of Melanoma
About the Study
- Daily SPF 16 sunscreen application to head, neck, arms, and hands plus beta-carotene 30 mg daily
- Sunscreen choice and application done at participants discretion plus beta-carotene
- Daily sunscreen application plus placebo
- Sunscreen choice and application done at participants discretion plus placebo
- Primary melanoma developed in 1.3% of participants originally assigned to daily sunscreen compared to 2.7% of participants originally assigned to discretionary sunscreen.
How Does This Affect You?
American Academy of Dermatology http://www.aad.org/
American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org/
Green AC, Williams GM, Logan V, Strutton GM. Reduced melanoma after regular sunscreen use: randomized trial follow-up. J Clin Oncol. 201129(3):257-263.
- Reviewer: Brian P. Randall, MD
- Review Date: 03/2011 -
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