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

Make Skin Health a Priority in 2016  (December 29, 2015)  The Skin Cancer Foundation Recommends Sun Safety as a Healthy New Year’s Resolution.

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Skin Cancer Foundation Responds to FDA’s Proposed Age Restriction on Indoor Tanning  (December 18, 2015)  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new proposed rules on indoor tanning represent a major shift in the fight against skin cancer.

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The Skin Cancer Foundation Shares Sun Protection Tips for Tropical Winter Getaways  (November 19, 2015)  The holiday season is upon us, and many will be leaving for a tropical vacation. Travelers should be advised—melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, has been linked most frequently to intense sun exposure, the kind often experienced during sunny beach and tropical vacations. 

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The Skin Cancer Foundation Wraps Eighth Annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour  (September 22, 2015)  The Skin Cancer Foundation’s annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Rite Aid, recently concluded its eighth year, offering free full-body skin cancer screenings to communities. 

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The Skin Cancer Foundation Offers Sun-Safety Tips for School  (September 1, 2015)  While sun protection is often associated with hot summer days, harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays are present year-round and can be just as dangerous on the schoolyard as they are at the beach. 

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The Skin Cancer Foundation Comments on the Melanoma Diagnosis of President Jimmy Carter  (August 20, 2015)  Our best wishes to President Jimmy Carter, whose melanoma diagnosis calls attention to the harsh reality that skin cancer can be very serious. 

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The Skin Cancer Foundation Releases Latest Edition of Understanding Melanoma: What You Need to Know  (August 18, 2015)  The Skin Cancer Foundation has released the fifth edition of its handbook, Understanding Melanoma: What You Need to Know.

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