Doctors urge vigilance as melanoma incidence rises

08/3/2011 | Toronto Sun

Doctors are seeing more cases of melanoma, and people with 50 or more moles, light skin or eyes, or many freckles are at highest risk, as is anyone who got a severe sunburn as a child or who worked outdoors regularly, says Dr. Allan Halpern, chief of dermatology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Though people with darker skin have lower risk, their death rate is higher because their melanoma is less likely to be caught at an earlier, more treatable stage. Regardless of skin tone, everyone should get a full-body skin check annually.

View Full Article in:

Toronto Sun

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Corporate Life Sciences Lawyer (3-5 years exp)
Ropes & Gray LLP
Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA; Silicon Valley, CA, MA
Director of Accreditation
Meridian Health Plan
Detroit, MI
Health Services Researcher
Washington, DC
Chief Executive Officer
Center for Improving Value in Healthcare
Denver, CO
Senior director risk adjustor and coding doc
Novant Health
Charlotte, NC