Accepted for Publication: March 13, 2013.
Published Online: June 19, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.4581.
Study concept and design: Kricker, Armstrong, Thomas, Gallagher, Marrett, Gruber, Anton-Culver.
Acquisition of data: Kricker, Armstrong, Thomas, From, Busam, Gallagher, Marrett, Groben, Gruber, Anton-Culver, Rosso, Dwyer, Berwick.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Kricker, Armstrong, Goumas, Thomas, Kanetsky, Gallagher, Gruber, Anton-Culver, Rosso, Dwyer.
Drafting of the manuscript: Kricker, Armstrong.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Kricker, Armstrong, Goumas, Gruber, Rosso.
Obtained funding: Kricker, Armstrong, Thomas, Gallagher, Marrett, Anton-Culver, Berwick.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Kricker, Armstrong, Thomas, From, Gruber.
Study supervision: Kricker, Armstrong, Busam, Gallagher, Gruber, Anton-Culver, Rosso.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grants R01 CA112243, R01 112524, R01 CA112243-05S1, R01 CA112524-05S2, U01 CA83180, K05 CA CA 131675-02, and ES014635 from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health; and by a Health Research Infrastructure Award from the Michael Smith Foundation (Mr Gallagher).
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; in the preparation of the manuscript; or in the review or approval of the manuscript.
GEM Study Group: The following are members of the GEM Study Group: Marianne Berwick, PhD (principal investigator [PI]), University of New Mexico); Colin Begg, PhD (co-PI), Irene Orlow, PhD (coinvestigator), Urvi Mujumdar, MPH (project coordinator), Klaus Busam, MD (dermatopathologist), and Pampa Roy, PhD (laboratory technician), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Bruce K. Armstrong, MD, DPhil (PI), Anne Kricker, PhD (co-PI), and Melisa Litchfield, MPH (study coordinator), University of Sydney and The Cancer Council New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Terence Dwyer, MD, PhD (PI), Paul Tucker, MD (dermatopathologist), Alison Venn, PhD (coinvestigator), and Nicola Stephens, M Clin Epid (study coordinator), Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia; Richard P. Gallagher, MA (PI), and Teresa Switzer (coordinator), British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver; Loraine D. Marrett, PhD (PI), Elizabeth Theis, MSc (coinvestigator), Lynn From, MD, PhD (dermatopathologist), and Noori Chowdhury, MPH (coordinator) Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Stefano Rosso, MD (PI), Roberto Zanetti, MD, PhD (co-PI), and Carlotta Sacerdote, MD, PhD (coordinator), Piedmont Cancer Registry, Cancer Prevention Center, Turin, Italy; Hoda Anton-Culver, PhD (PI), and Nancy Leighton, MS (coordinator), University of California, Irvine; Stephen B. Gruber, MD, PhD (PI), and Joanne Jeter, MD (coordinator), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Judith Klotz, PhD (PI), Homer Wilcox, PhD (co-PI), and Helen Weiss, RN (coordinator), New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Trenton; Robert Millikan, PhD (PI [deceased]), and Nancy E. Thomas, MD, PhD (co-PI), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Timothy Rebbeck, PhD (PI), Peter A. Kanetsky, PhD (coinvestigator), Amy Walker, BSc (laboratory manager), and Saarene Panossian, MS (laboratory technician), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.