Skin: Skin cancer rates continue rise: research

Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world and the rate continues to increase alarmingly, research to be presented to the annual meeting of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in Brisbane today says.

The research found skin cancers account for 80 per cent of all newly diagnosed cancers in Australia. The rate of skin cancers in Australia is nearly four times greater than Britain, the United States and Canada.

Director of the Department of Dermatology at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne Professor Rod Sinclair will present the findings of research conducted as a partnership between the Cancer Council of Victoria, the Centre for Population Health and the Department of Medicine (Dermatology) at the University of Melbourne.

Pubished: Canberra Times, 19/5/2012, page 5