SunSmart message getting through

The falling rate of melanomas on young Australian’s shoulders, upper arms and trunks is a sign that ‘SunSmart’ campaigns are working, researchers say.

Invasive melanoma cases among men and women aged less than 40 years are falling at an annual rate of 3.8% and 3.4% respectively, according to an analysis of 51,000 cases for all age groups in Queensland between 1982 and 2008.

This is mainly due to a reduction in