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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Keratinocyte Carcinomas (Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Skin)

Keratinocyte Carcinomas (Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Skin)

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(p.1230) 64 Keratinocyte Carcinomas (Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Skin)
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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
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MARGARET R. KARAGAS

MARTIN A. WEINSTOCK

HEATHER H. NELSON

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0064

Cancers arising from keratinocytes or their precursors, which include basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell skin carcinoma (SCC) of the skin, are the mostly frequently diagnosed malignancies in fair-skinned populations. These malignancies are commonly referred to as nonmelanoma skin cancers or simply skin cancers. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of keratinocyte carcinomas. Topics covered include demographic patterns, environmental factors, molecular genetic characteristics of tumors, and preventive measures.

Keywords:   skin cancer, cancer risk, cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention, basal cell carcinoma, cell skin carcinoma

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