Published in Cancer Weekly, July 29th, 1996
The findings were presented in an article in the 1996 Skin Cancer Foundation Journal by Drs. Alfred W. Kopf, New York University School of Medicine, Johny Slade, St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Smithtown, New York, and Ashfaq A. Marghoob, State University of New York at Stony Brook. After following 290 patients with a history of the two most common skin cancers for an average of eight years, the authors found them 17 times more likely to develop a melanoma than were individuals who had no such history.
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