Cigarette smoking and the risk of cutaneous melanoma: A case-control study

Source: MDLinx, November 2019

Researchers conducted a large case-control study to re-examine the risk of melanoma in relation to cigarette smoking. The study sample consisted of 1,157 patients with melanoma diagnosed between 2003 and 2011 in the Netherlands and 5,595 controls from the Nijmegen Biomedical Study. A strong inverse association was found between cigarette smoking and melanoma risk in men. No clear trend for the number of cigarettes smoked, however, was identified.

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