Effect of Face-Aging App on Skin Cancer Protection Behavior

JAMA Dermatology


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What The Study Did: This randomized clinical trial looked at the effect of a face-aging mobile app on daily sunscreen use and other skin protection among teens in Brazil. Selfies of students were altered to show UV effects on their future faces and shown to their class, accompanied by information about sun protection. Reducing UV exposure in children and adolescents is important because of the increased risk of skin cancer with cumulative UV exposure and sunburns early in life.

Authors: Titus J. Brinker, M.D., of the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany, is the corresponding author.



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