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Non-melanoma skin cancer in Australia

Marloes Fransen, Amalia Karahalios, Niyati Sharma, Dallas R English, Graham G Giles and Rodney D Sinclair
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (10): 565-568. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10654
  • Marloes Fransen1,2,3
  • Amalia Karahalios3,4
  • Niyati Sharma1,2,3
  • Dallas R English3,4
  • Graham G Giles3,4
  • Rodney D Sinclair1,5,6

  • 1 Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Department of Dermatology, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne VIC.
  • 3 Cancer Epidemiology Centre, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne VIC.
  • 4 Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne VIC.
  • 5 Epworth Hospital, Melbourne VIC.
  • 6 Department of Dermatology, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: rod.sinclair@svhm.org.au

Acknowledgements: 

We thank Sean McGuigan, Biostatistician, Epworth HealthCare for critical review of the manuscript. N S thanks the Cancer Council of Victoria for scholarship support. R D S acknowledges salary support from the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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