Their results were published online on May 27, 2010 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. The title of the paper is 'Indoor Tanning and Risk of Melanoma: A Case-Control Study in a Highly Exposed Population.'
Although many studies have been performed on the link of indoor tanning with increased risk for melanoma, few of these studies examined the specifics as to 'why' cancer happens more frequently when people use indoor tanning devices.
Because previous scientific studies did not study "why" cancer happens more frequently with increased use of indoor tanning (only that it "does"), the Lazovich team decided to look into specific details concerning indoor tanning and cancer.
Specifically, they looked at sun exposure, dose-response, and different types of tanning devices as possible reasons why people who use indoor tanning are at higher risk of developing melanoma.
The U.S. researchers studied cases of 'invasive cutaneous melanoma' diagnosed in Minnesota between 2004 and 2007.
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