The mortality rate for skin cancer in men has increased by 50% in France over the last 30 years.
Deaths from skin cancer men have exploded in rich countries since 1985, while women's death rates are rising at a slower pace, even researchers at the Royal Free London Hospital in London (UK) at the conference of the National Cancer Research Institute of the United Kingdom held this weekend in Glasgow
In Spain and the United Kingdom, the highest mortality rate was recorded among men (70%), followed by the Netherlands (60%) and France and Belgium (50%). In women, the rhythm melanoma mortality (9%), the Czech Republic (16%) and Israel (23%).
At this conference, researchers reported the exception of Japan, the developed country that has by far the lowest mortality rate for melanoma, either in men or women, with 0.24 and 0.18 per 100,000, respectively.
Scientists are investigating whether biological or genetic factors can explain these inequalities in skin cancer, but "the results so far are unclear"said Dr. Dorothy Yang, principal author of this research.
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