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Cutaneous malignant melanoma mortality in Spain from 1979 to 2018: Trends and new perspectives in the immunotherapy era

Source: MDLinx, December 2020

By recent studies, cutaneous melanoma death rates in Spain are stabilizing and even declining in younger cohorts, and therefore, researchers sought to determine death rates of melanoma from the last 40 years, focusing on changes associated with the development of novel treatment approaches.

In Spain, an increase in age-tandardized melanoma death rates from 0.78 to 2.13 deaths per 100,000 was reported, for the overall population, from the first to the last quinquennium of the study (1979–1983 to 2014–2018).

Following a marked rise until 1995, death rates levelled off.