Date of Award
Director of Thesis
Michael Wirth, MSPH, PhD
Jim Burch, PhD
Despite the increasing research connecting UVR exposures to skin cancer, rates of skin cancer are rising. Skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer and there are significant health care costs associated with treating the cases (Balk et al., 2013). As a result, the United States needs greater initiatives to increase educational programs, physician counseling, and political action regarding ultraviolet exposure and incidence of skin cancer. Evaluation of the types of skin cancer, perceptions of tanning, and current regulations and recommendations are required in order to form the initiatives to combat the growth of skin cancer.
Brooks, Blaire, "The Skin Cancer Health Crisis and Recommended Intervention Methods" (2017). Senior Theses. 138.