New Research on the Children of Melanoma Survivors by Equity Center Faculty Member, Dr. Beth Glenn
In the study led by Dr. Beth Glenn, associate director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Healthy and At-Risk Populations Research Program, and the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, researchers asked parents about their attitudes toward melanoma prevention, how at risk for melanoma they believed their child to be, and their current use of sun protection strategies for their child. They found that about three-quarters of parents relied on sunscreen to protect their child against sun exposure, but less than a third of parents reported that their child wore a hat or sunglasses or attempted to seek shade when exposed to the sun. Other study investigators included Drs. Roshan Bastani and Weng Kee Wong from UCLA and Dr. Karen Glanz from the University of Pennsylvania.