Melanoma-associated mortality projected to increase 68% by 2040

If current trends continue, melanoma-associated mortality rates may increase by nearly 70% by 2040, according to a study.
Melina Arnold, PhD, of the Cancer Surveillance Branch in the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France, and colleagues stressed that cutaneous melanoma remains the most serious malignancy globally, despite the fact that it can be prevented in many instances.
“Understanding the scale and profile of the disease is vital to concentrate and reinforce global prevention efforts,” the researchers wrote.
In the population-based study, the group searched

If current trends continue, melanoma-associated mortality rates may increase by nearly 70% by 2040, according to a study.
Melina Arnold, PhD, of the Cancer Surveillance Branch in the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France, and colleagues stressed that cutaneous melanoma remains the most serious malignancy globally, despite the fact that it can be prevented in many instances.
“Understanding the scale and profile of the disease is vital to concentrate and reinforce global prevention efforts,” the researchers wrote.
In the population-based study, the group searched