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 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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Team USA Soccer Star Landon Donovan and his Father, a Skin Cancer Survivor, Lead Campaign to Educate Men on the Importance of Sun Protection  – (April 22, 2014) – In partnership with The Skin Cancer Foundation, the Donovans launch new public awareness video and announce charitable contributions to support skin cancer research and education.

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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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