Sun & Skin News

Research Reaches Higher – Planting the Seeds, Part 1

Since 1981, The Skin Cancer Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in research grants to encourage ideas in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment to bloom and flourish. In part 1, we speak to David Polsky, MD, PhD, chair of the Research Grants Committee, to learn the ins and outs of the program.

Can Viruses Lead to Skin Cancer?

No, we’re not talking about COVID-19 here. But emerging evidence shows a link between the human papillomavirus (HPV) and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin. Viruses may play a role in other skin cancers, too. Here’s what we know so far. 

Can Ultraviolet Light Kill Germs?

It’s highly unlikely that the sun will prevent you from catching COVID-19. And it could hurt you, too. Here’s what you need to know.

She Took It and Ran with It

How Anna Nichols used her Skin Cancer Foundation research grant to kick-start an exciting and promising experimental treatment for skin cancer.