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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Sunlight, Vitamin D and Skin Cancer

Editors: Reichrath, Jörg (Ed.)

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UV exposuie represents the most important risk factor for the development of nonmelanoma skin cancer. Additionally, assessment of sun exposure parameters has consistently shown an association between the development of malignant melanoma and short term, intense UV exposure, particularly burning in childhood. As a consequence, protection of the skin from UV exposure is an integral part of skin cancer prevention programs. However, more chronic, less intense UV exposure has not been found to be a risk factor for melanoma and in fact has been found in some studies to be protective. Moreover, 90% of all requisite vitamin D is formed within the skin through the action of the sun—a serious problem—for a connection between vitamin D deficiency and various types of cancer (e. g. , colon, prostate and breast cancers) has been demonstrated in a large number of studies. Hence, the - sociation between vitamin D deficiency and various internal malignancies has now opened a debate among dermatologists and other clinicians how to balance between positive and negative effects of solar and artificial UV exposure. The goal of this volume is to provide a comprehensive, highly readable overview of our present knowledge of positive and negative effects of UV exposure, with a focus on vitamin D and skin cancer.

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"Small print, information dense and richly referenced volume … of the current knowledge on this controversial topic. The text covers history, epidemiology, biochemistry, histology, immunology, and molecular biology. … Lactation consultants depend on advice from public health officials to counsel their clients as well as to care for their own families. They can confidently use the content of this book to pressure officials to formulate recommendations that are more in line with the needs of the general population, including breastfeeding babies." (Nicole J Bernshaw, International Lactation Consultant Association Print and Multimedia Reviews, August, 2008)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Sunlight, UV-Radiation, Vitamin D and Skin Cancer: How Much Sunlight Do We Need?

    Pages 1-15

    Holick, Michael F.

  • Solar Ultraviolet Irradiance and Cancer Incidence and Mortality

    Pages 16-30

    Grant, William B.

  • Vitamin D Status and Cancer Incidence and Mortality

    Pages 31-42

    Giovannucci, Edward

  • Sun Exposure and Cancer Survival in Norway: Changes in the Risk of Death with Season of Diagnosis and Latitude

    Pages 43-54

    Porojnicu, Alina Carmen (et al.)

  • Optimal Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels for Multiple Health Outcomes

    Pages 55-71

    Bischoff-Ferrari, Heike A.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sunlight, Vitamin D and Skin Cancer
Editors
  • Jörg Reichrath
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
624
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77574-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77574-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77573-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2657-9
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 323
Number of Illustrations
79 b/w illustrations
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