Sun & Skin News

In My Mother’s Eyes: Her Ocular Melanoma Story

Over the years, my Mom and I occasionally talked about her cancer, especially when I started working at The Skin Cancer Foundation. Ocular (meaning “of the eye”) melanoma is very different from cutaneous (“of the skin”) melanoma. It’s also rarer.

Healthy Skin…in Your Pocket?

You don’t have to run out and buy Apple’s fancy new phone to get a high-tech boost for your skin surveillance. In fact, a basic phone with a camera is all you need!

New Treatment, New Hope for Those with Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

You may have heard about a new medication that was recently FDA approved for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC). Libtayo (cemiplimab-rwlc) is a type of immunotherapy called a checkpoint blockade inhibitor, and it’s the first one approved to treat certain cases of CSCC. This is exciting news, so let’s break down how this new drug works and whom it might help.

Focus on Eyelid Skin Cancers: Early Detection and Treatment

Your eyes can focus on a tiny splinter in the finger of a squirming child, a stop sign in the distance or stars blinking light-years away. You can roll your eyes, flirt with them, do a double-take and express joy or despair without words. When you think about how amazing your eyes are, wouldn’t you do anything to protect them?

Extra, Extra: A TV Reporter Covers His Own Skin Cancer Story

An Emmy Award winner, Jerry Penacoli has covered many of Extra’s high-profile and exclusive interviews, such as Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, George Clooney and President Obama. Through all the glitz and glam of the entertainment world, Jerry’s melanoma diagnosis was a shocking reality check.