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:

Carla Barry-Austin
Director of Marketing Communications
cbarryaustin@skincancer.org
212-725-5641
Emily Prager
Communications Manager
eprager@skincancer.org
646-583-7986


Follow The Skin Cancer Foundation’s communications team on Twitter: @SkinCancerPR

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 Urges Teens to Go With Their Own Glow This Prom Season  – (April 6, 2015) – Prom season is just around the corner, and as teens prepare for the most memorable night of high school, The Skin Cancer Foundation encourages them to forgo a dangerous indoor tan in favor of a natural glow. Teens considering heading to a tanning salon to achieve a pre-prom glow should beware: using a tanning bed before age 35 increases melanoma risk by 75 percent. 

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The Skin Cancer Foundation Hosts Annual Reception in San Francisco  – (March 23, 2015) – The Skin Cancer Foundation hosted its annual reception on March 22, 2015 in San Francisco, California. During the reception, the Foundation inducted new members into the Amonette Circle, the Robins Fund and the Funds for the Advancement of Mohs Surgery. Additionally, five well-deserving researchers received a combined $100,000 in research grants for their work in the field of skin cancer detection and treatment. 

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The Skin Cancer Foundation Shares Essential Sun Safety Tips for Outdoor Winter Sports  – (March 6, 2015) – Winter sports enthusiasts spend ample time outdoors, often hitting the slopes for skiing and snowboarding. Despite cold temperatures, clouds and dreary weather, winter sports lovers are still at risk for sun damage and skin cancer. 

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The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Response to Study on Daily Coffee Consumption and Melanoma Risk  – (January 21, 2015) – A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that daily coffee consumption may protect against malignant melanoma.  

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The Skin Cancer Foundation Shares Tips for Reversing Sun Damage  – (January 13, 2015) – Summers spent poolside and sunny vacations during winter can do more than provide relaxation. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays leaves behind lasting damage on the skin—including wrinkles, leathery or sagging skin and brown spots. 

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New Year’s Resolution from The Skin Cancer Foundation: DON’T TAN  – (December 18, 2014) – The new year is around the corner, and with it comes the opportunity to start fresh and ditch unhealthy habits. The Skin Cancer Foundation encourages everyone to resolve to stop tanning in the New Year. 

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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Travel: The Skin Cancer Foundation Offers Sun Protection Tips for Tropical Winter Getaways  – (November 24, 2014) – Planning a beach vacation this winter? Travelers should be aware that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun plays a significant role in the development of skin cancer. 

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The Skin Cancer Foundation Raises Skin Cancer Awareness in Schools  – (November 7, 2014) – The Skin Cancer Foundation is teaching middle school and high school students about the importance of proper sun protection through its youth education program, Sun Smart U. The free interactive program gives educators the resources needed to teach students how to make sun-safe choices that are vital in preventing skin cancer, the world’s most common cancer. 

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Road to Healthy Skin Tour Concludes Seventh Cross-Country Journey  – (September 17, 2014) – The Skin Cancer Foundation’s annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Rite Aid, recently wrapped up its seventh cross-country journey. The Tour provides free skin cancer screenings and prevention information to communities nationwide. 

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Soldiers placed at risk of skin cancer, study reveals  – (September 2, 2014) – Soldiers deployed to sunny climates are not being adequately protected from the most common cancer type, according to a study being presented this week at the World Congress on Cancers of the Skin in Edinburgh, Scotland. The World Congress was founded by The Skin Cancer Foundation and organized this year by the British Association of Dermatologists. 

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Back to School Sun Safety Tips from The Skin Cancer Foundation  – (August 25, 2014) – During a typical school day, it’s not unusual for children to receive a significant amount of sun exposure. That’s unfortunate, because sustaining five or more sunburns in youth increases lifetime melanoma risk by 80 percent. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are also associated with 86 percent of melanomas and about 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers. 

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