Global Call to Action to End the Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Epidemic in Outdoor Workers

The seven co-hosting organizations of the Multi-Stakeholder Summit on Occupational Skin Cancer – in cooperation with patient advocacy groups, workers unions, occupational safety and health professionals, social security representatives, dermatologists and oncologists – call for the implementation of a systematic approach to addressing the Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Epidemic in view of the following:

Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is by far the most frequently diagnosed cancer around the globe .  It is also one of the most common occupational diseases in Europe and its prevalence continues to increase. For instance, in Germany, it is the third most frequently reported occupational disease. In most countries, it is also the most common occupational cancer. Despite this, victims remain overlooked while prevention efforts, screening and improved access to care are neglected.

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