No studies are available in the literature on the distribution of different melanoma features and risk factors in the Italian geographical areas. OBJECTIVE: To identify the differences in clinical-pathological features of melanoma, the distribution of risk factors and sun exposure in various Italian macro-areas. METHODS: Multicentric-observational study involving 1,472 melanoma cases (713 north, 345 centre, 414 south) from 26 referral centres belonging to the Italian Multidisciplinary Group for Melanoma. RESULTS: Melanoma patients in northern regions are younger, with thinner melanoma, multiple primaries, lower-intermediate phototype and higher counts of naevi with respect to southern patients; detection of a primary was mostly connected with a physician examination, while relatives were more involved in the south. Northern patients reported a more frequent use of sunbeds and occurrence of sunburns before melanoma despite sunscreen use and a lower sun exposure during the central hours of the day. CONCLUSIONS: The understanding of differences in risk factors distribution could represent the basis for tailored prevention programmes.

Differences in clinicopathological features and distribution of risk factors in italian melanoma patients / Fava P; Astrua C; Chiarugi A; Crocetti E; Pimpinelli N; Fargnoli MC; Maurichi A; Rubegni P; Manganoni AM; Bottoni U; Catricalà C; Cavicchini S; Santinami M; Alaibac M; Annetta A; Borghi A; Calzavara Pinton P; Capizzi R; Clerico R; Colombo E; Corradin MT; De Simone P; Fantini F; Ferreli C; Filosa G; Girgenti V; Giulioni E; Guarneri C; Lamberti A; Lisi P; Nardini P; Papini M; Peris K; Pizzichetta MA; Salvini C; Savoia P; Strippoli D; Tolomio E; Tomassini MA; Vena GA; Zichichi L; Patrizi A; Argenziano G; Simonacci M; Quaglino P.. - In: DERMATOLOGY. - ISSN 1018-8665. - STAMPA. - 230:3(2015), pp. 252-262. [10.1159/000368775]

Differences in clinicopathological features and distribution of risk factors in italian melanoma patients.

PATRIZI, ANNALISA;
2015

Abstract

No studies are available in the literature on the distribution of different melanoma features and risk factors in the Italian geographical areas. OBJECTIVE: To identify the differences in clinical-pathological features of melanoma, the distribution of risk factors and sun exposure in various Italian macro-areas. METHODS: Multicentric-observational study involving 1,472 melanoma cases (713 north, 345 centre, 414 south) from 26 referral centres belonging to the Italian Multidisciplinary Group for Melanoma. RESULTS: Melanoma patients in northern regions are younger, with thinner melanoma, multiple primaries, lower-intermediate phototype and higher counts of naevi with respect to southern patients; detection of a primary was mostly connected with a physician examination, while relatives were more involved in the south. Northern patients reported a more frequent use of sunbeds and occurrence of sunburns before melanoma despite sunscreen use and a lower sun exposure during the central hours of the day. CONCLUSIONS: The understanding of differences in risk factors distribution could represent the basis for tailored prevention programmes.
2015
Differences in clinicopathological features and distribution of risk factors in italian melanoma patients / Fava P; Astrua C; Chiarugi A; Crocetti E; Pimpinelli N; Fargnoli MC; Maurichi A; Rubegni P; Manganoni AM; Bottoni U; Catricalà C; Cavicchini S; Santinami M; Alaibac M; Annetta A; Borghi A; Calzavara Pinton P; Capizzi R; Clerico R; Colombo E; Corradin MT; De Simone P; Fantini F; Ferreli C; Filosa G; Girgenti V; Giulioni E; Guarneri C; Lamberti A; Lisi P; Nardini P; Papini M; Peris K; Pizzichetta MA; Salvini C; Savoia P; Strippoli D; Tolomio E; Tomassini MA; Vena GA; Zichichi L; Patrizi A; Argenziano G; Simonacci M; Quaglino P.. - In: DERMATOLOGY. - ISSN 1018-8665. - STAMPA. - 230:3(2015), pp. 252-262. [10.1159/000368775]
Fava P; Astrua C; Chiarugi A; Crocetti E; Pimpinelli N; Fargnoli MC; Maurichi A; Rubegni P; Manganoni AM; Bottoni U; Catricalà C; Cavicchini S; Santinami M; Alaibac M; Annetta A; Borghi A; Calzavara Pinton P; Capizzi R; Clerico R; Colombo E; Corradin MT; De Simone P; Fantini F; Ferreli C; Filosa G; Girgenti V; Giulioni E; Guarneri C; Lamberti A; Lisi P; Nardini P; Papini M; Peris K; Pizzichetta MA; Salvini C; Savoia P; Strippoli D; Tolomio E; Tomassini MA; Vena GA; Zichichi L; Patrizi A; Argenziano G; Simonacci M; Quaglino P.
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