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Use of sunscreen and risk of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis Volume 28, issue 2, March-April 2018

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1 Physiotherapy and Dermatology Clinic, Postgraduate Program in Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande-RS, Brazil
2 Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande-RS, Brazil
3 Postgraduate Program in Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande-RS, Brazil
4 Postgraduate Program in Public Health and Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande-RS, Brazil
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  • Key words: sunscreen, skin cancer, melanoma, systematic review, meta-analysis
  • DOI : 10.1684/ejd.2018.3251
  • Page(s) : 186-201
  • Published in: 2018

Background

The use of sunscreen is a key component of public health campaigns for skin cancer prevention, but epidemiological studies have raised doubts on its effectiveness in the general population.