The epidemiology of skin cancer in queensland: The influence of phenotype and environment

Silverstone H. and Searle J.H.A. (1970) The epidemiology of skin cancer in queensland: The influence of phenotype and environment. British Journal of Cancer, 24 2: 235-252. doi:10.1038/bjc.1970.27


Author Silverstone H.
Searle J.H.A.
Title The epidemiology of skin cancer in queensland: The influence of phenotype and environment
Journal name British Journal of Cancer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1532-1827
Publication date 1970
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/bjc.1970.27
Volume 24
Issue 2
Start page 235
End page 252
Total pages 18
Subject 1306 Cancer Research
2730 Oncology
Abstract On the basis of data gathered from long term residents of 3 widely separated regions of Queensland a multivariate analysis has been made to determine the influence of a number of factors in the aetiology of skin cancer and solar keratosis. Factors considered were age, sex, susceptibility to sunburn, complexion, eye colour, ancestry, occupation, clothing habits and residential district. For both sexes, both diseases and all age groups the factor “susceptibility to sunburn” proved to be the most powerful single discriminant. On the whole it appeared that the genetically based factors as a group provided more information on susceptibility than the environmental factors. The relative importance of “occupation” remains in some doubt. In the tropical area away from the coast it appears to be of considerable importance. In coastal areas its influence appears to be blunted, presumably by factors such as sports and recreation habits.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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