Accepted for Publication: April 19, 2012.
Published Online: July 16, 2012. doi:10.1001 /archdermatol.2012.1817
Author Contributions: Drs Kasparian, Bränström, Chang, Newton-Bishop, and Brandberg and Ms Chan had full access to the study data and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Kasparian, Bränström, Affleck, Aspinwall, Gonzalez, Leachman, Palmer, Gruis, Newton-Bishop, and Brandberg. Acquisition of data: Kasparian, Bränström, Affleck, Azizi, Baron-Epel, Battistuzzi, Bruno, Chan, Cuellar, Debniak, Pjanova, Ertmanski, Figl, Gonzalez, Hayward, Hocevar, Kanetsky, Leachman, Bergman, Heisele, Palmer, Peric, Puig, Schadendorf, Gruis, Newton-Bishop, and Brandberg. Analysis and interpretation of data: Kasparian, Bränström, Chang, Aspinwall, Tibben, Gonzalez, Kanetsky, and Newton-Bishop. Drafting of the manuscript: Kasparian, Bränström, Affleck, Debniak, Ertmanski, Gonzalez, and Gruis. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Kasparian, Bränström, Chang, Affleck, Aspinwall, Tibben, Azizi, Baron-Epel, Battistuzzi, Bruno, Chan, Cuellar, Pjanova, Figl, Gonzalez, Hayward, Hocevar, Kanetsky, Leachman, Bergman, Heisele, Palmer, Peric, Puig, Schadendorf, Gruis, Newton-Bishop, and Brandberg. Statistical analysis: Bränström, Chang, Aspinwall, and Newton-Bishop. Obtained funding: Gruis and Newton-Bishop. Administrative, technical, and material support: Kasparian, Bränström, Affleck, Battistuzzi, Chan, Pjanova, Ertmanski, Figl, Gonzalez, Hayward, Hocevar, Kanetsky, Heisele, Palmer, Peric, Schadendorf, and Newton-Bishop. Study supervision: Brandberg.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was funded in part under contract LSHC-CT-2006-018702 with the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme; Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Fellowship 510399 from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Dr Kasparian); Cancer Research UK Programme grant C588/A4994 (Dr Newton-Bishop); research grants 2006-1264 and 2006-0069 from the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (Dr Bränström); grant 2008-4737 from the Center for Health Care Science at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden (Dr Bränström); scholarship 152256/158706 from Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Technologia, Mexico (Dr Cuellar); and grant R01 CA83115 from the National Institutes of Health (Dr Kanetsky).
Role of the Sponsors: The sponsors 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.
Additional Contributions: New Knowledge Directorate Ltd (www.nkd.org.uk) designed and implemented the web interface and supporting database. We would also like to thank the following people who have made a significant contributions to the completion of this study: Katja Brandberg, Ryan Locke, Faye Elliott, Wilma Bergman, MD, PhD, Femke de Snoo, PhD, Clasine van der Drift, RN, Coby Out-Luiting, RN, David Elder, PhD, Michael Ming, Althea Ruffin, EdM, Lello Tesema, BS, Patricia van Belle, Samantha L. Leaf, PhD.