Spring 2013 (Vol. 30, No. 1)

Perry Robins, MD

A Message from
the President

This issue marks the 30th anniversary of Sun & Skin News. When we launched in 1984, The Skin Cancer Foundation already strongly believed that ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation from the sun was the major cause of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. We asserted that using daily sun protection — shade, sun-safe clothing (including wide-brimmed hats and UV-protective sunglasses), and sunscreen — would vastly reduce the risk of developing these skin cancers, while regularly examining one’s skin head to toe and having a yearly professional skin exam would help detect skin cancers at an early, curable stage.

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Sun and Skin News: Spring 2013 (Vol. 30, No. 1)