Italian Euromelanoma Day Screening Campaign (2005-2007) and the planning of melanoma screening strategies.

Maria Rita Bongiorno, Maria Grazia Bernengo, Claudio Fracchiolla, Fabio Arcangeli, Pietro Quaglino, Francesco Cusano, Giuseppe Albertini, Giovanni Borroni, Stefania Seidenari, Giampiero Girolomoni, Giovanni Ponti, Nicola Aste, Giuseppe Micali, Stefano Calvieri, Ketty Peris, Giusto Trevisan, Torello Lotti, Marcello Santini, Aurora Parodi, Gino A. Vena & 17 others Annarosa Virgili, Gianfranco Altomare, Elisa Benati, Stefania Borsari, Antonio Mariotti, Sergio Schiavon, Paola Tribuzi, Camillo Tonino, Anna Lanzoni, Andrea Peserico, Chiara Ferrari, Mara Lombardi, Franco Marsili, Giuseppe Gaddoni, Paolo Valentini, Biagio Guarneri, Sergio Chimenti

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Abstract

Although no study has definitively shown that unfocused screening of skin cancer is effective, many campaigns have been organized with the aim of increasing awareness on melanoma risk factors. The objective of this study was to analyse the results of the Skin Cancer Screening Day in Italy during the period 2005-2007, to determine the priorities for melanoma control plans in a Mediterranean country. A total of 5002 patients were screened by dermatologists in 31 cities. Individuals who considered themselves to have many naevi and those with a family history of melanoma showed a higher number of common and atypical naevi. Ten melanomas, 20 basal cell carcinomas and two squamous cell carcinomas were histopathologically confirmed. Our observations provide the following suggestions for melanoma prevention strategies: (a) an unfocused campaign is suitable to inform the public about the importance of self-examination of the skin, but is not useful to identify a larger number of melanomas; and (b) melanoma screening campaigns should focus on a selected population, which meets rigorous risk criteria to maintain higher cost-effectiveness. The financial support to effective melanoma screening programmes could be increased, especially in southern populations where lower levels of self-surveillance and socioeconomic conditions represent risk factors for late identification of melanoma.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)89-95
Numero di pagine7
RivistaEuropean Journal of Cancer Prevention
Volume21
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012

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Melanoma
Nevus
Skin Neoplasms
Self-Examination
Financial Support
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Early Detection of Cancer
Italy
Population
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Skin

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Cancer Research
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Oncology

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Bongiorno, M. R., Grazia Bernengo, M., Fracchiolla, C., Arcangeli, F., Quaglino, P., Cusano, F., ... Chimenti, S. (2012). Italian Euromelanoma Day Screening Campaign (2005-2007) and the planning of melanoma screening strategies. European Journal of Cancer Prevention, 21, 89-95.

Italian Euromelanoma Day Screening Campaign (2005-2007) and the planning of melanoma screening strategies. / Bongiorno, Maria Rita; Grazia Bernengo, Maria; Fracchiolla, Claudio; Arcangeli, Fabio; Quaglino, Pietro; Cusano, Francesco; Albertini, Giuseppe; Borroni, Giovanni; Seidenari, Stefania; Girolomoni, Giampiero; Ponti, Giovanni; Aste, Nicola; Micali, Giuseppe; Calvieri, Stefano; Peris, Ketty; Trevisan, Giusto; Lotti, Torello; Santini, Marcello; Parodi, Aurora; Vena, Gino A.; Virgili, Annarosa; Altomare, Gianfranco; Benati, Elisa; Borsari, Stefania; Mariotti, Antonio; Schiavon, Sergio; Tribuzi, Paola; Tonino, Camillo; Lanzoni, Anna; Peserico, Andrea; Ferrari, Chiara; Lombardi, Mara; Marsili, Franco; Gaddoni, Giuseppe; Valentini, Paolo; Guarneri, Biagio; Chimenti, Sergio.

In: European Journal of Cancer Prevention, Vol. 21, 2012, pag. 89-95.

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Bongiorno, MR, Grazia Bernengo, M, Fracchiolla, C, Arcangeli, F, Quaglino, P, Cusano, F, Albertini, G, Borroni, G, Seidenari, S, Girolomoni, G, Ponti, G, Aste, N, Micali, G, Calvieri, S, Peris, K, Trevisan, G, Lotti, T, Santini, M, Parodi, A, Vena, GA, Virgili, A, Altomare, G, Benati, E, Borsari, S, Mariotti, A, Schiavon, S, Tribuzi, P, Tonino, C, Lanzoni, A, Peserico, A, Ferrari, C, Lombardi, M, Marsili, F, Gaddoni, G, Valentini, P, Guarneri, B & Chimenti, S 2012, 'Italian Euromelanoma Day Screening Campaign (2005-2007) and the planning of melanoma screening strategies.', European Journal of Cancer Prevention, vol. 21, pagg. 89-95.
Bongiorno, Maria Rita ; Grazia Bernengo, Maria ; Fracchiolla, Claudio ; Arcangeli, Fabio ; Quaglino, Pietro ; Cusano, Francesco ; Albertini, Giuseppe ; Borroni, Giovanni ; Seidenari, Stefania ; Girolomoni, Giampiero ; Ponti, Giovanni ; Aste, Nicola ; Micali, Giuseppe ; Calvieri, Stefano ; Peris, Ketty ; Trevisan, Giusto ; Lotti, Torello ; Santini, Marcello ; Parodi, Aurora ; Vena, Gino A. ; Virgili, Annarosa ; Altomare, Gianfranco ; Benati, Elisa ; Borsari, Stefania ; Mariotti, Antonio ; Schiavon, Sergio ; Tribuzi, Paola ; Tonino, Camillo ; Lanzoni, Anna ; Peserico, Andrea ; Ferrari, Chiara ; Lombardi, Mara ; Marsili, Franco ; Gaddoni, Giuseppe ; Valentini, Paolo ; Guarneri, Biagio ; Chimenti, Sergio. / Italian Euromelanoma Day Screening Campaign (2005-2007) and the planning of melanoma screening strategies. In: European Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2012 ; Vol. 21. pagg. 89-95.
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