Analysis of trends and seasonal variation in primary cutaneous melanoma: an Irish study.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126076
Title:
Analysis of trends and seasonal variation in primary cutaneous melanoma: an Irish study.
Authors:
Downes, M R; Fan, Y; Murphy, G; Gulmann, C
Affiliation:
Department of Histopathology, Beaumont Road, Dublin, Ireland Department of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Department of Dermatology, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Analysis of trends and seasonal variation in primary cutaneous melanoma: an Irish study. 2010:notClin Exp Dermatol
Journal:
Clinical and experimental dermatology
Issue Date:
10-Nov-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126076
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-2230.2010.03952.x
PubMed ID:
21251243
Abstract:
A seasonal variation in the presentation of cutaneous melanoma has been documented in several studies. We performed a retrospective review of primary cutaneous melanomas (n = 263) from our institution to examine whether the seasonal patterns of presentation noted in the literature would be similar in Ireland, a climate with low ambient sunshine. A summer : winter ratio was determined for age, gender, subtype, location and Breslow thickness. We found an increase in total numbers of melanomas, particularly in men. The summer : winter ratio was 2.39 for all patients (95% CI 1.60-3.57, P < 0.001), with seasonal variations noted for location, thickness and subtype (excluding lentigo). Melanomas presenting over the summer tended towards a greater Breslow thickness than did those presenting in winter. This subclassification of primary cutaneous melanoma with summer : winter ratios based on patient and tumour characteristics gave remarkably similar results to previously published reports, notwithstanding the low levels of annual ambient sunshine in Ireland.
Item Type:
Article In Press
Language:
null
ISSN:
1365-2230

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dc.contributor.authorDownes, M Ren
dc.contributor.authorFan, Yen
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Gen
dc.contributor.authorGulmann, Cen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-29T13:48:13Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-29T13:48:13Z-
dc.date.issued2010-11-10-
dc.identifier.citationAnalysis of trends and seasonal variation in primary cutaneous melanoma: an Irish study. 2010:notClin Exp Dermatolen
dc.identifier.issn1365-2230-
dc.identifier.pmid21251243-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2230.2010.03952.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/126076-
dc.description.abstractA seasonal variation in the presentation of cutaneous melanoma has been documented in several studies. We performed a retrospective review of primary cutaneous melanomas (n = 263) from our institution to examine whether the seasonal patterns of presentation noted in the literature would be similar in Ireland, a climate with low ambient sunshine. A summer : winter ratio was determined for age, gender, subtype, location and Breslow thickness. We found an increase in total numbers of melanomas, particularly in men. The summer : winter ratio was 2.39 for all patients (95% CI 1.60-3.57, P < 0.001), with seasonal variations noted for location, thickness and subtype (excluding lentigo). Melanomas presenting over the summer tended towards a greater Breslow thickness than did those presenting in winter. This subclassification of primary cutaneous melanoma with summer : winter ratios based on patient and tumour characteristics gave remarkably similar results to previously published reports, notwithstanding the low levels of annual ambient sunshine in Ireland.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isonullen
dc.titleAnalysis of trends and seasonal variation in primary cutaneous melanoma: an Irish study.en
dc.typeArticle In Pressen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Histopathology, Beaumont Road, Dublin, Ireland Department of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Department of Dermatology, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalClinical and experimental dermatologyen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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