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 Hosts Annual Reception in Denver  – (April 10, 2014) – $100,000 in Research Grants Awarded for Skin Cancer Research; 19 Physicians Inducted into Professional Membership Program.

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The Skin Cancer Foundation Encourages Teens to Prep for Prom Without Tanning Beds  – (April 10, 2014) – As teens across the country prep for the most elegant night of the high school year, The Skin Cancer Foundation encourages young women who are prepping for prom to embrace their natural skin tones.

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The Skin Cancer Foundation and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Ted Ligety Share Winter Sun Safety Tips  – (March 13, 2014) – The 2014 Winter Olympics may be over, but skiing and snowboarding remain top of mind for winter sports enthusiasts around the world. US Alpine Skier and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Ted Ligety reminds us how important it is to practice sun safety year-round, even during the winter months.

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Sun Exposure Especially Dangerous During Tropical Vacations   (February 27, 2014) – Planning an escape to sunny shores? Travelers should be advised that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun plays a significant role in the development of skin cancer, and the concentrated sun exposure received during a tropical vacation is especially dangerous.

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Tips from The Skin Cancer Foundation on Achieving a Healthy Glow Without Tanning Beds   (January 30, 2014) – As the temperature drops and winter lingers, women are seeking ways to warm up their dull winter skin.Taking a note from Hollywood A-listers, many are abandoning the fake-baked looks achieved from UV tanning in favor of a more natural glow.

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Sephora Donates $690,000 to The Skin Cancer Foundation from the Sale of Its 2013 Sun Safety Kit  (January 15, 2014) – Sephora USA announced today that it has donated $690,000 to The Skin Cancer Foundation, a result of the sale of its 2013 edition of the Sun Safety Kit, for which $20 of the $30 purchase price was donated.

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Sun Damage Repair: The Skin Cancer Foundation Shares Tips for Restoring Skin’s Natural Glow  – (November 7, 2013) – Fall is officially upon us, and winter is just a chill away. Though summer is long gone, for many it’s guilty of leaving behind the leathery and sagging skin, brown spots and wrinkles that can result from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. 

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The Skin Cancer Foundation Launches “I Am Sun Smart” Competition for Teachers and Students –  (October 1, 2013) – The Skin Cancer Foundation is inspiring middle and high school teachers to educate their students on the importance of sun safety this fall by launching I Am Sun Smart, a competition aimed at raising skin cancer awareness and teaching sun-protective behaviors.

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Childhood Sun Exposure Increases Skin Cancer Risk Later in Life –  (July 2, 2013) –  The Skin Cancer Foundation Offers Tips for Keeping Kids Sun-Safe This Summer.Read More

New Research Shows Link Between Sunscreen and Prevention of Skin Aging: The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Position  –  (June 3, 2013) –  A new study published in the American College of Physicians’ Annals of Internal Medicine is the first to show a definitive link between sunscreen and skin aging. Here is The Skin Cancer Foundation’s position.Read More