Study Confirms Sunscreen Prevents Melanoma

December 8, 2010


Phyllis Gimotty, PhD, a professor of Biostatistics, and Karen Glanz, PhD, a professor of Epidemiology and Nursing, are quoted in a Reuters story about a new study showing that adults who use sunscreen are much less likely to develop the deadly skin cancer melanoma. They are the authors of a commentary accompanying the study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. "To our knowledge, the trial's findings are the first to provide strong evidence for a reduction in the incidence of invasive melanoma after regular application of broad spectrum sunscreen in adults," they wrote. Read More