Accepted for Publication: September 20, 2011.
Author Contributions: Drs de Vries, Brewster, Gibbs, Saksela, Sankila, and Proby, and Ms Micallef had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: De Vries, Brewster, Gibbs, Trakatelli, and Coebergh. Acquisition of data: De Vries, Micallef, Brewster, Gibbs, Sankila, Forrest, Coebergh, and Proby. Analysis and interpretation of data: De Vries, Brewster, Gibbs, Flohil, Saksela, Sankila, Forrest, Trakatelli, Coebergh, and Proby. Drafting of the manuscript: De Vries, Brewster, Gibbs, and Proby. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Micallef, Flohil, Saksela, Sankila, Trakatelli, Coebergh, and Proby. Statistical analysis: De Vries, Micallef, Brewster, Gibbs, and Flohil. Obtained funding: De Vries, Trakatelli, Coebergh, and Proby. Administrative, technical, and material support: Flohil, Saksela, and Sankila. Study supervision: Coebergh.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by the European Commission's Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EPIDERM project: PHEA 2007 –A/100994 HI).
Role of the Sponsor: The sponsor had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
EPIDERM Group Members: Eggert Stockfleth, MD, PhD (Charit é-University Hospital); Charmaine Apap, MD, MRCP, and Sue Aquilina, MD, FRCP (Sir Paul Boffa Hospital); Colin Fleming, MD, and Leaca S. Crawford, BSc (Department of Dermatology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee); Lara Ferrandiz, MD, PhD (Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena); Slawomir Majewski, MD, PhD (Medical University of Warsaw); and Chiara Fiorentini, MD, and Cristina Magnoni, MD (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia).
Additional Contributions: We thank all the hospital and cancer registry staff for their precise and meticulous collection of data, without which this work would not have been possible.