Interdisciplinary perspectives on sun safety

Alan C. Geller, Nina G. Jablonski, Sherry L. Pagoto, Jennifer L. Hay, Joel Hillhouse, David B. Buller, William Lawrence Kenney, Jr., June K. Robinson, Richard B. Weller, Megan A. Moreno, Barbara A. Gilchrest, Craig Sinclair, Jamie Arndt, Jennifer M. Taber, Kasey L. Morris, Laura A. Dwyer, Frank M. Perna, William M.P. Klein, Jerry Suls

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Abstract

Overexposure to the sun is associated with an increased risk of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer, but indications of improvements in sun protection behavior are poor. Attempts to identify emerging themes in skin cancer control have largely been driven by groups of experts from a single field. In December 2016, 19 experts from various disciplines convened for Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Skin Cancer, a 2-day meeting hosted by the National Academy of Sciences. The group discussed knowledge gaps, perspectives on sun exposure, implications for skin cancer risk and other health outcomes, and new directions. Five themes emerged from the discussion: (1) The definition of risk must be expanded, and categories for skin physiology must be refined to incorporate population diversities. (2) Risky sun exposure often co-occurs with other health-related behaviors. (3) Messages must be nuanced to target at-risk populations. (4) Persons at risk for tanning disorder must be recognized and treated. (5) Sun safety interventions must be scalable. Efficient use of technologies will be required to sharpen messages to specific populations and to integrate them within multilevel interventions. Further interdisciplinary research should address these emerging themes to build effective and sustainable approaches to large-scale behavior change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-92
Number of pages5
JournalJAMA Dermatology
Volume154
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Solar System
Skin Neoplasms
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Skin Physiological Phenomena
Tanning
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Population
Melanoma
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Geller, A. C., Jablonski, N. G., Pagoto, S. L., Hay, J. L., Hillhouse, J., Buller, D. B., ... Suls, J. (2018). Interdisciplinary perspectives on sun safety. JAMA Dermatology, 154(1), 88-92. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.4201
Geller, Alan C. ; Jablonski, Nina G. ; Pagoto, Sherry L. ; Hay, Jennifer L. ; Hillhouse, Joel ; Buller, David B. ; Kenney, Jr., William Lawrence ; Robinson, June K. ; Weller, Richard B. ; Moreno, Megan A. ; Gilchrest, Barbara A. ; Sinclair, Craig ; Arndt, Jamie ; Taber, Jennifer M. ; Morris, Kasey L. ; Dwyer, Laura A. ; Perna, Frank M. ; Klein, William M.P. ; Suls, Jerry. / Interdisciplinary perspectives on sun safety. In: JAMA Dermatology. 2018 ; Vol. 154, No. 1. pp. 88-92.
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Geller AC, Jablonski NG, Pagoto SL, Hay JL, Hillhouse J, Buller DB et al. Interdisciplinary perspectives on sun safety. JAMA Dermatology. 2018 Jan 1;154(1):88-92. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.4201