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

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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The Skin Cancer Foundation Shares the Benefits of Covering Up with Sun-Protective Clothing  – (August 7, 2014) – The Skin Cancer Foundation encourages people to enjoy the outdoors while still protecting themselves from the sun. One way to protect yourself is with clothing, which is the single most effective form of sun protection for the body. 

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The Skin Cancer Foundation Raises Skin Cancer Awareness among Hispanics  –(August 5, 2014) – The Skin Cancer Foundation is bringing potentially life-saving skin cancer information to Hispanic-Americans through a new public education program comprised of skin cancer prevention and sun protection messages. This comes at a crucial time – skin cancer rates among Hispanic-Americans, the fastest-growing population in the country, are skyrocketing. 

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Foundation's Response to the Acting Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer  – (July 29, 2014) – The Skin Cancer Foundation enthusiastically applauds the office of the US Surgeon General for taking this major step in skin cancer prevention. 

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The Skin Cancer Foundation Offers Summer Sun Protection Tips for the Whole Family  – (June 24, 2014) – Summer is here, which means families will spend more time outdoors. During these months the sun’s rays tend to be extremely strong, making proper sun protection essential. 

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The Skin Cancer Foundation Response to the FDA’s Final Order Reclassifying Tanning Beds  – (May 29, 2014) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a final order today, reclassifying ultraviolet (UV) tanning devices from class I (low to moderate risk) to class II (moderate to high risk) devices. In addition, the FDA will require warning labels on these tanning devices, noting that they should not be used on persons under the age of 18. 

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The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Lifesaving Road to Healthy Skin Tour Will Bring Free Skin Cancer Screenings to Thousands Nationwide  – (May 20, 2014) – The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Rite Aid, one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains, will launch its annual cross-country journey this month, bringing free skin cancer screenings to communities in 17 states and the District of Columbia. Now in its seventh year, the Road to Healthy Skin Tour works with local volunteer dermatologists who provide quick, easy and potentially life-saving full-body skin cancer screenings.

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EHE International Showcases The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Go with Your Own Glow™ Anti-Tanning Campaign in Rockefeller Center  – (May 1, 2014) – The Skin Cancer Foundation takes Rockefeller Center by storm this May, thanks to a generous donation from preventative healthcare company EHE International. For one month (May 1 – 31), the company has donated the coveted window display space at 10 Rockefeller Center.

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