Investigators: Prof Bruce Armstrong, Porf Emily Banks, Dr Anne Kricker, Dr Michael Pawlita, A/Prof Freddy Sitas (CI), Dr Tim Waterboer, Dr Marianne Weber.
Australia has the world’s highest reported incidence rates of the keratinocyte skin cancers basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). They are also Australia’s most expensive cancers in terms of diagnosis and treatment. This study aims to quantify the contributions of amount and pattern of sun exposure to the risk of keratinocyte cancers. The study will also explore other risk factors for the cancers including smoking and alcohol consumption, other lifestyle factors and the human papilloma virus infections (HPV).