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 Launches Eighth Annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour  – (June 29, 2015) – The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Rite Aid, kicks off today, bringing free full body skin cancer screenings to communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Now in its eighth 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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The Skin Cancer Foundation Shares Summer Sun Protection Tips for the Whole Family  – (June 16, 2015) – Summer is right around the corner, and families will spend more time outdoors. Exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases the risk of skin cancer, which is why proper sun protection is essential. In fact, the sun’s UV rays are responsible for about 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 86 percent of melanomas. 

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The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Response to the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) 2015 Sunscreen Report  – (May 20, 2015) – Despite the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) recent claims about sunscreen ingredient safety, consumers should rest assured that sunscreen ingredients oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate are safe and effective when used as directed. After exhaustive scientific review, both have been approved for use in the U.S. for more than 40 years. 

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The Skin Cancer Foundation Comments on Sunscreen Usage Study Released by Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology  – (May 19, 2015) – According to research from the CDC, there is a dramatic gender divide when it comes to sun protection and sunscreen usage. 

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Skin Cancer Foundation Position: Nicotinamide (a form of vitamin B3) could help prevent skin cancer  – (May 15, 2015) – Australian researchers recently released a study abstract revealing that Nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, significantly reduces the incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancers among people who have had a previous basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma. 

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month Tips from The Skin Cancer Foundation  – (April 29, 2015) – Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US, and each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer. Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of skin color, gender or age. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. These facts may be alarming, but because skin cancer is mainly a behavioral disease, it is highly preventable. 

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Skin Cancer Foundation Position: Surface Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx)  – (April 7, 2015) – This new non-surgical procedure to treat non-melanoma skin cancers holds promise, but it’s too early to determine the procedure’s safety and efficacy.  

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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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