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A content analysis of news coverage of skin cancer prevention and detection, 1979-2002
Unformatted Document Text:  Skin cancer news coverage 12 Figure 2: trends in skin cancer topics 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 19 79 -1 98 0 19 81 -1 98 2 19 83 -1 98 4 19 85 -1 98 6 19 87 -1 98 8 19 89 -1 99 0 19 91 -1 99 2 19 93 -1 99 4 19 95 -1 99 6 19 97 -1 99 8 19 99 -2 00 0 20 01 -2 00 2 celebrity new research policy other Reports about skin cancer research received the most media attention of the possible topics, with 35.8% of stories about new research. The most media attention to new research occurred between 1991-1992. This spike was due to multiple skin cancer research experiments being reported. The research that received the most coverage was about vaccines for treating melanoma. The mean number of articles about research per year was 13.7 (s.d. = 6.85). Approximately equal proportions of stories were about celebrity experiences with cancer (31.8%). The highest peaks in celebrity skin cancer stories occurred between 1984-1985 and 1999-2000. In 1984-1985, President Reagan had a nonmelanoma skin cancer removed from his nose. Reagan had multiple treatments for skin cancer that were reported in the media; he had another surgery on his nose in 1985-1986, and on his neck in 1995-1996. In 1999-2000, several things were responsible for the increased attention to celebrity stories about skin cancer. Senator John McCain was diagnosed and treated for melanoma. Additionally, the health

Authors: Stryker, Jo. and Solky, Benjamin.
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Reports about skin cancer research received the most media attention of the possible
topics, with 35.8% of stories about new research. The most media attention to new research
occurred between 1991-1992. This spike was due to multiple skin cancer research experiments
being reported. The research that received the most coverage was about vaccines for treating
melanoma. The mean number of articles about research per
year was 13.7 (s.d. = 6.85).
Approximately equal proportions of stories were about celebrity experiences with
cancer (31.8%). The highest peaks in celebrity skin cancer stories occurred between 1984-1985
and 1999-2000. In 1984-1985, President Reagan had a nonmelanoma skin cancer removed from
his nose. Reagan had multiple treatments for skin cancer that were reported in the media; he
had another surgery on his nose in 1985-1986, and on his neck in 1995-1996. In 1999-2000,
several things were responsible for the increased attention to celebrity stories about skin cancer.
Senator John McCain was diagnosed and treated for melanoma. Additionally, the health


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