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Skin cancer screening of outdoor workers in Queensland

Nicola C Douglas, Laura Baillie and H Peter Soyer
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (2): 100-101.
Published online: 18 July 2011

To the Editor: The Australian state of Queensland has one of the highest rates of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer in the world.1,2 Solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the most important environmental risk factor,3 highlighting the need for sun safety education and skin cancer screening among outdoor workers in Queensland. Many such programs are currently in place, including the Sunsafe Workplace Program developed by the University of Queensland in collaboration with the Queensland Skin and Cancer Foundation in 2007.

  • Nicola C Douglas
  • Laura Baillie
  • H Peter Soyer

  • Dermatology Research Centre, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.

Correspondence: n.douglas@uq.edu.au

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