We have an established population-based melanoma prevention program that focuses on optimizing sun exposure avoidance behaviors to reduce melanoma risk and recurrence, and we aim to translate that expertise into high-risk patient populations and their immediate families in an effort to improve melanoma survival and outcome. We will pilot an innovative personal sun exposure avoidance feedback system using personal UV dosimetry among melanoma patients and family members in order to effectively alter sun exposure behavior. The approach is scalable to any melanoma treatment program, providing the potential for immediate translation of findings. The research may also provide clues to achieving primary prevention in asymptomatic persons in non-melanoma affected families.

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