25year follow-up of preschool kids to count moles as kids and as adults.
25year follow-up of preschool kids to count moles as kids and as adults.
Document number : 179841
Created by: Ramez Barsoum, 2015-06-26
Last revised by: Ramez Barsoum, 2015-06-26
Document created in: James Cook University

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1. Summary

Abstract for the general public

The number of moles we develop as kids is the main cause of melanoma as adults. As the skin cancer capital of the world, we must better understand the link between mole counts as kids and adults to better protect our future generations. This study will count moles of adults whose childhood mole counts are recorded and compare them.

Supervisor

Simone Harrison
Skin Cancer Epidemiologist, Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Workplaces involved in this project

information Added workplaces
Health Care - Health care providers - Queensland Health - Mackay Hospital and Health Service - Mackay Base Hospital
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Medicine - Townsville, Clinical School workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27

2. In depth information

Scientific title

Relationship between melanocytic naevi (MN) acquired during childhood and adult MN count and melanoma risk.

Funders of this project

Grants

James Cook Uni
1 000 AUD (applied sum: 1 000 AUD)
Ramez Barsoum

2015, Travel costs, software and training costs, as well as small tokens of thanks for our participants.

3. Ethics and information for classification purposes

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is not and will not be applied for

Date commenced

2015-01-01

25year follow-up of preschool kids to count moles as kids and as adults., from James Cook University
http://au.researchweb.org/is/jcu/document/179841