Accepted for Publication: May 14, 2014.
Published Online: August 27, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.1348.
Study concept and design: Thomas, Kricker, Waxweiler, Dillon, Busam, Armstrong, Marrett, Gallagher, Begg.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Thomas, Kricker, Waxweiler, Dillon, Busam, Armstrong, Ollila, Reiner, Hao, Begg.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Thomas, Kricker, Waxweiler, Dillon, From, Groben, Armstrong, Anton-Culver, Gruber, Marrett, Gallagher, Zanetti, Rosso, Dwyer, Venn, Kanetsky, Orlow, Paine, Ollila, Reiner, Luo, Frank, Begg, Berwick.
Statistical analysis: Thomas, Kricker, Waxweiler, Dillon, Kanetsky, Luo, Begg.
Obtained funding: Thomas, Kricker, Anton-Culver, Gallagher, Venn, Berwick.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Thomas, Waxweiler, Dillon, Busam, From, Groben, Gruber, Marrett, Gallagher, Zanetti, Rosso, Venn, Orlow, Paine, Hao, Frank, Berwick.
Study supervision: Thomas, Gallagher.
GEM Study Group:Coordinating Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York: Marianne Berwick, MPH, PhD (principal investigator [PI], currently at the University of New Mexico), Colin B. Begg, PhD (co-PI), Irene Orlow, PhD (coinvestigator), Klaus J. Busam, PhD (dermatopathologist), Anne S. Reiner, MPH (biostatistician), Pampa Roy, PhD (laboratory technician), Ajay Sharma, MS (laboratory technician), Emily La Pilla (laboratory technician). University of New Mexico, Albuquerque: Marianne Berwick, MPH, PhD (PI), Li Luo, PhD (biostatistician), Kirsten White, MSc (laboratory manager), Susan Paine, MPH (data manager).
Study centers included the following: The University of Sydney and The Cancer Council New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: Bruce K. Armstrong, MBBS, DPhil (PI), Anne Kricker, PhD (co-PI), Anne E. Cust, PhD (coinvestigator); Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia: Alison Venn, PhD (current PI), Terence Dwyer, PhD (PI, currently at International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France), Paul Tucker, PhD (dermatopathologist); British Columbia Cancer Research Centre, Vancouver, Canada: Richard P. Gallagher, MA (PI), Donna Kan (coordinator); Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Canada: Loraine D. Marrett, PhD (PI), Elizabeth Theis, MSc (coinvestigator), Lynn From, PhD (dermatopathologist); CPO, Center for Cancer Prevention, Torino, Italy: Roberto Zanetti, MD (PI), Stefano Rosso, PhD (co-PI); University of California, Irvine: Hoda Anton-Culver, PhD (PI), Argyrios Ziogas, PhD (statistician); University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Stephen B. Gruber, MD, MPH, PhD (PI, currently at University of Southern California, Los Angeles), Timothy Johnson, PhD (Director of Melanoma Program), Shu-Chen Huang, MS, MBA (coinvestigator, joint at USC-University of Michigan); University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Nancy E. Thomas, MD, PhD (PI), Robert C. Millikan, PhD (previous PI, deceased), David W. Ollila, PhD (coinvestigator), Kathleen Conway, PhD (coinvestigator), Pamela A. Groben, PhD (dermatopathologist), Sharon N. Edmiston, BA (research analyst), Honglin Hao (laboratory specialist), Eloise Parrish, MSPH (laboratory specialist), Jill S. Frank, MS (research assistant); University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: Timothy R. Rebbeck, PhD (PI), Peter A. Kanetsky, MPH, PhD (coinvestigator); UV data consultants: Julia Lee Taylor, PhD and Sasha Madronich, PhD, National Centre for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support:National Cancer Institute (NCI) grants R01CA112243, R01CA112524, R01CA112243-05S1, R01CA112524-05S2, CA098438, U01CA83180, R33CA160138, and P30 CA014089; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (P30ES010126); University of Sydney Medical Foundation Program grant (Bruce Armstrong); Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Infrastructure Award (Richard Gallagher).
Role of Funder/Sponsor: The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.