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 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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EHE International Showcases The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Go with Your Own Glow™ Anti-Tanning Campaign in Rockefeller Center  (August 4, 2015)  The Skin Cancer Foundation’s anti-tanning PSA campaign will be displayed in Rockefeller Center for the month of August thanks to a donation from preventative healthcare company EHE International.

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The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Official Position on Sunburn Art  (July 2, 2015)  A dangerous new behavior is trending on social media given its recent gain in popularity among young people.

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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.  

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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. 

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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.  

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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. 

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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. 

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