Navigation Links
U of M study definitively links indoor tanning to melanoma
Date:5/27/2010

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (May 27, 2010) New research from the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health and Masonic Cancer Center definitively links the use of indoor tanning devices to increased risk of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.

This research study involving 2,268 Minnesotans is the largest of its kind. It found:

  • People who use any type of tanning bed for any amount of time are 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma, and;
  • Frequent users of indoor tanning beds are 2.5 to 3 times more likely to develop melanoma than those who never use tanning devices. The study defines frequent uses as people who used indoor tanning for 50 plus hours, more than 100 sessions, or for 10-plus years. This increased risk applies similarly to all ages and genders.

DeAnn Lazovich, Ph.D., led the research team on this study. Lazovich is an associate professor of epidemiology with the School of Public Health and co-leader of the Masonic Cancer Center's Prevention and Etiology Research Program. The study findings are published online on May 27 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

"We found that it didn't matter the type of tanning device used; there was no safe tanning device," Lazovich said. "We also found and this is new data that the risk of getting melanoma is associated more with how much a person tans and not the age at which a person starts using tanning devices. Risk rises with frequency of use, regardless of age, gender, or device."

Melanoma is one of the fastest increasing cancers across the United States and in Minnesota. About 69,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with melanoma this year; nearly 1,000 of those people will be Minnesotans. Although melanoma accounts for only about 4 percent of all skin cancer, it causes about 79 percent of all deaths from skin cancer. In a more advanc
'/>"/>

Contact: Nick Hanson
hans2853@umn.edu
612-624-2449
University of Minnesota
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Henry Ford Hospital study: Fewer infections with new heart-pump implant
2. Recent Study Confirms that Eating a Low Calorie Diet Can Boost Your Immune System
3. Scientific Study Reveals that 79 Percent of Electronic Cigarette Users Have Stopped or Reduced Their Tobacco Use
4. Brief Exercise Reduces Impact of Stress on Cell Aging, UCSF Study Shows
5. Ground-breaking study to improve quality of life and outcomes for kids born with heart defect
6. Study finds law-like patterns in human preference behavior
7. Healthier Fats Replacing Trans Fats, Study Finds
8. Study identifies promising treatment for aggressive lymphoma
9. Some statins have unintended effects and warrant closer monitoring, study finds
10. Study sheds light on deadly GI disease in infants born with complex congenital heart disease
11. Breast Cancer Study Offers New Hope
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... Summer recess has a whole new meaning. Thanks to ... with plastic surgery when they’re looking for a boost in self-esteem. According to the ... performed on patients ages 19 and younger in 2012, an increase from previous years. ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... The 28th annual Charity Horse Show hosted by ... 2015, at 6 p.m. in Pugh Bourne Park, 343 Oakfield Road. The event will ... zoo, an Elvis impersonator, a silent auction and concessions. , Horses and riders from ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... Convoy of Hope will partner with ... Cities on Saturday, August 1, at Spring Lake Park High School. , During the ... $1 million worth of goods and services including free food, health services, family portraits, ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... Louisville, KY (PRWEB) , ... July 01, 2015 ... ... Health Care Transformation Task Force, contributing to newly released white paper: “Pro-actively Identifying ... The paper was published July 1st and is available at: http://www.hcttf.org/resouces-tools . ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... ... Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults in central ... of the College of Health & Public Administration . , In ... mission of Franklin University via curriculum planning, course scheduling, faculty staffing and development, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Top Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sam Rizk Comments on Teen Surgery Trends 2Health News:Top Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sam Rizk Comments on Teen Surgery Trends 3Health News:Convoy of Hope Hosts Community Event in the Twin Cities 2Health News:A Population Based Approach to Pay for Value: RowdMap, Inc. Contributes to Health Care Transformation Task Force White Paper 2Health News:A Population Based Approach to Pay for Value: RowdMap, Inc. Contributes to Health Care Transformation Task Force White Paper 3Health News:Franklin University Appoints Dean of College of Health & Public Administration 2
... acclaimed as the "gold-standard" amongst researchers for scientific studies. ... on the other, has also questioned the worth of ... complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices. Majority of CAM ... cure. , ,The question arises as to whether ...
... Diabetes is the leading cause of end-stage kidney disease ... or a kidney transplant for survival. // ,A ... and the University of Heidelberg has proven that a ... kidney failure or "end-stage renal disease." ,The ...
... are facing one of the worst gastroenteritis epidemics that ... with patients coming// in droves for relief. The infection ... for a few days but seldom endangers life. ... Montreal area have reported the viral outbreak. Dr. Joseph ...
... have been created from blue green algae by scientists with ... on properties and actions of enzymes is also taken into ... possible to produce enough of the promising drugs for use ... the cover of the January issue of the journal ACS ...
... recent studies have shown that the chance of developing it ... the chances of surviving it, also depend on the same ... 50,000 pounds behind a study to be carried out by ... cancer survivors aged above fifty and with a BMI (Body ...
... detect infection of drug resistant forms of HIV even when ... the Duke University Medical Center. ,This new test ... in small amounts contrary to other tests that detect drug-resistant ... bloodstream. ,This new test is expected to be ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Is Evidence-based Medicine Enough to Support Additional Research in Alternative Medicine? 2Health News:A Gene Associated With Severe Kidney Failure in Diabetes Found 2Health News:Anti Cancer Drug from Blue Green Algae 2
(Date:7/1/2015)... ISELIN, N.J. , July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... medical device company focused on non-invasive continuous glucose ... of its new and completely re-designed corporate website ... and intuitive access to Echo,s technology and enhances ... The new website better communicates to prospective ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... -- Unilife Corporation (NASDAQ: UNIS and ASX: UNS), ... systems, announced today that its debt agreement with OrbiMed ... amendment removed a covenant that required Unilife to generate ... during the six months ended June 30, 2015. There ... of the debt agreement as part of this amendment. ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... , July 1, 2015 Qiming Venture ... to Managing Partner effective immediately. William ... has lead and participated in many Qiming healthcare deals, ... in the Chinese market. Qiming, s success in healthcare ... he has distinguished himself with his outstanding advocacy and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Echo Therapeutics Announces New Website Launch 2Echo Therapeutics Announces New Website Launch 3Unilife and OrbiMed Amend Debt Financing Agreement 2Unilife and OrbiMed Amend Debt Financing Agreement 3Qiming Announces the Promotion of William Hu to Managing Partner 2
... N.J, Dec. 6, 2011  Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a ... , today announced that a leading global pharmaceutical services ... telepresence deployment.   This new ... pharmaceutical services provider offering clinical, commercial, consulting and capital ...
... Biospace Lab and the ImaBio Group (IPHC, Strasbourg) ... of a new X-ray tomographic imaging module for use with ... versatile preclinical optical imager developed for real-time in vivo ... be faster than current Micro CT systems and will provide ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Global Pharmaceutical Services Company Turns to Glowpoint's OpenVideo™ Cloud 2Biospace Lab Collaborates With ImaBio Group to Develop a Unique X-Ray Tomographic Module for its Preclinical Imaging System 2
Avitene Microfibrillar Collagen Hemostat (MCH) is used in surgical procedures as an adjunct to hemostasis when control of bleeding by ligature or conventional procedures is ineffective or impractical...
... device restores lordosis and ... less reaming of the ... Danek's Tapered Laparoscopic Instruments ... and reproducibly place the ...
The Codman steerable neuroendoscope combines a high quality fiberoptic image with the flexibility and steerability required for many neuroendoscopic applications....
3D Cranial is the most widely used surgical navigation software. Navigate with confidence and ease with displayed Zone of Accuracy and several fully automated features. 3D Cranial offers seamless int...
Medicine Products: