Late Fall 2014 (Vol. 31, No. 3)

Perry Robins, MD

A Message from
the President

Upon returning from our recent World Congress on Cancers of the Skin in Edinburgh, Scotland, I find this quote from Pasteur to be quite fitting. For four days this September, more than 1,000 doctors, researchers and health professionals from 63 countries gathered in the northern United Kingdom city to share scientific information and collaborate in the fight against skin cancer.

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Sun & Skin News: Late Fall 2014 (Vol. 31, No. 3)

  • Serving in the Sun

    When her brother-in-law, a West Point officer, returned from deployment in Iraq with sun damage, Jennifer Powers, MD, had a hunch that our troops are not being properly protected from skin cancer.

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  • Even Normal Moles Mean Risk

    Having moles on your body — even those found to be normal — can more than quadruple your risk of developing melanoma, according to a recent study presented at the 2014 World Congress on Cancers of the Skin in Edinburgh, Scotland.Read More

  • Beyond the ABCDEs

    By now most of us know the melanoma ABCDEs, the early detection acronym that stands for Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color variations, Diameter over 6 mm, and Evolving or change, the key warning signs of the disease. But that might not be enough.Read More

  • Ask the Expert

    I stay in the shade, use sunscreen, and wear sun-protective clothing when I’m outside, to help prevent skin cancer. But are my eyes also at risk? What dangers does the sun expose them to, and how do I protect myself and my family?Read More

  • Suspicious Moles

    Cartoonist Jim Shoenbill understands the importance of having a dermatologist check any “suspicious” moles on your body.View Comic