Press Room

Welcome to The Skin Cancer Foundation’s online pressroom. Here you will find skin cancer news, background information, story leads and public service announcements. Additionally, the Foundation’s PR team can provide expert sources to comment on skin cancer-related issues, individuals willing to share their skin cancer experiences and support with fact checking and image requests.

If you are a reporter on assignment, please contact:

Becky Kamowitz                                         
Director, Marketing Communications
bkamowitz@skincancer.org
212-725-5177
Ali Venosa
Communications Coordinator           
avenosa@skincancer.org
646-583-7979


Requests for images and content
for use in textbooks, brochures or other educational materials should be directed to Paul Melia (pmelia@skincancer.org).

Press Kit

Recent Press Releases

The Skin Cancer Foundation Launches Destination: Healthy Skin
(May 30, 2017)
 – New Program Will Bring Skin Cancer Education and Screenings to Thousands Nationwide. Read More

The Skin Cancer Foundation and Amazon Team Up to Raise Skin Cancer Awareness
(May 15, 2017)
 – Agreement Connects Two Leaders in their Respective Fields to Bring Lifesaving Information to the Public. Read More

The Skin Cancer Foundation Comments on FDA Approval of Bavencio (Avelumab) for the Treatment of Merkel Cell Carcinoma
(March 29, 2017)
 – On March 23, 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older with Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare, aggressive skin cancer. Read More

The Skin Cancer Foundation Hosts Annual Member Reception in Orlando, Florida
(March 15, 2017)
  – The Skin Cancer Foundation hosted its annual Member Reception on March 3 at the Castle Hotel in Orlando, Florida, during the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting. Read More

The Skin Cancer Foundation Response: Repeal of the Tanning Tax
(March 9, 2017) 
– The Skin Cancer Foundation strongly urges Congress to maintain this tax, which deters people from engaging in deadly tanning behaviors, and ultimately saves lives.Read More

The Skin Cancer Foundation Shares Three Ways to Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk in 2017 
(January 3, 2017) – 
The beginning of a new year is typically when people assess their health and vow to improve their well-being. Resolving to take better care of your skin is a great place to start: after all, it is the body’s largest organ.Read More

The Skin Cancer Foundation Appoints Bill Ridenour as Senior Director of Partnership Development  
(December 30, 2016) – 
Ridenour’s career has spanned over 30 years in the advertising industry and this new position marks a switch to the nonprofit sector. Read More

Leadership Change Announced at The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Champions for Change Gala  
(October 31, 2016) – 
Skin Cancer Foundation President Perry Robins, MD, announced his retirement as he accepted the Champions for Change award.Read More

The Skin Cancer Foundation Shares Sun Protection Tips for Young Children (July 14, 2016) – The Skin Cancer Foundation wants parents and caregivers to know that skin cancer is highly preventable, and offers tips to help keep babies and toddlers sun-safe.Read More

The 2016 Skin Cancer Foundation Journal: Now Available (June 2, 2016) – The Skin Cancer Foundation just released the 2016 edition of its Journal, the annual publication geared to the public and distributed through dermatologist offices across the country.Read More