Keratinocyte Carcinomas (Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Skin)

Margaret R. Karagas, Martin A. Weinstock, Heather H. Nelson

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Cancers arising from keratinocytes or their precursors, which include basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell skin carcinoma (SCC) of the skin, are the mostly frequently diagnosed malignancies in fair-skinned populations. These malignancies are commonly referred to as nonmelanoma skin cancers or simply skin cancers. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of keratinocyte carcinomas. Topics covered include demographic patterns, environmental factors, molecular genetic characteristics of tumors, and preventive measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCancer Epidemiology and Prevention
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865062
ISBN (Print)0195149610, 9780195149616
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Cancer prevention
  • Cancer risk
  • Cell skin carcinoma
  • Skin cancer

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