Melanoma Prevalence, Mortality Mostly Stable Over the Past 30 Years

Source: AJMC, May 2022

Data from this new study suggest melanoma cases rose at a slower rate in lower-income countries, but the authors say that may be due to differences in case documentation.

Cases of melanoma increased slightly in the United States over the past 3 decades, according to a new analysis, but the data suggest the patients most affected by upward melanoma trends are those older than 60 years.

The team of investigators analyzed data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 to see what they said about trends in melanoma prevalence and outcome, and they published their results in ePlasty.