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Rates of Melanoma Deaths Differ by Education

A new study from the American Cancer Society found that declines in deaths from melanoma, a kind of skin cancer, are limited to those with the most education. Deaths from melanoma among non-Hispanic whites ages 25 to 64 have been falling since the early 1990s. But it had not been known whether death rates differed according to education level. The study focused on whites because they are at higher risk for developing melanoma – 5 times as likely as Hispanics and 20 times as likely as African-Americans. []

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