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Title: Incidence of Melanoma in Catalonia, Spain, is rapidly increasing in the elderly population. A multicentric cohort study
Author: Podlipnik, Sebastian
Carrera Álvarez, Cristina
Boada, Aram
Richarz, Nina
Marcoval Caus, Joaquim
Ferreres, Josep R.
Bodet, Domingo
Martí, Rosa M.
Segura, Sonia
Sabat, Mireia
Dalmau, Joan
Quintana, Mònica
Azon, Antoni
Curco, Neus
Formigon, Manel
Olivella Garcés, María Rosa
Zaballos Diego, Pedro
Sola, Joaquim
Galvany, Loida
Baliu Piqué, Carola
Alegre, Marta
Pasquali, Paola
Malvehy, J. (Josep)
Puig i Sardà, Susana
Keywords: Melanoma
Càncer de pell
Skin cancer
Issue Date: 23-Oct-2020
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: The incidence of melanoma has been increasing worldwide during recent decades. The objective of the study was to analyse the trends in incidence for in situ and invasive melanoma in the Spanish region of Catalonia during the period of 2008-2017. We designed a cross-sectional study with an age-period-cohort analysis of melanoma patient data from the Network of Melanoma Centres in Catalonia. Our database covered a population of over seven million and included a total of 8626 patients with incident melanoma. The main outcome measures were crude and age-standardised incidence rates to the European 2013 standard population. Joinpoint regression models were used to evaluate the population trends. We observed an increase in the age-standardised incidence rate (per 100,000 population) of all melanoma subtypes from 11.56 in 2008 to 13.78 in 2017 with an average annual percent change (AAPC) of 3.5%. This incidence increase was seen exclusively in the older population. Moreover, the stratified analysis showed a statistically significant increase in the age-standardised incidence rate for invasive (AAPC 2.1%) and in situ melanoma (AAPC 6.5%). In conclusion, the incidence of melanoma has continued to increase in the elderly population over recent decades, with a rapidly increasing trend of in situ melanomas and the lentigo maligna subtype.
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It is part of: Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2020, vol. 9(11), num. 3396
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ISSN: 2077-0383
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