Summer 2013 (Vol. 30, No. 2)

Perry Robins, MD

A Message from
the President

In 2011, the FDA issued its long-awaited “Final Rules” for sunscreen labeling, to help consumers identify sunscreens offering high-quality protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. These rules went into effect in December 2012, and this year marks the first summer they are in effect for all major US manufacturers. These guidelines firmly establish what effective, “broad-spectrum” protection means.

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Sun & Skin News: Summer 2013 (Vol. 30, No. 2)

  • Melanoma Survivors’Surprising Habits: Tanning and Skipping Sun Safety

    Melanoma survivors are nine times more likely to develop a new melanoma than people who have never had the disease, yet many of them still don’t practice sun protection. More than a quarter of all melanoma survivors don’t use sunscreen, and a sizable percentage don’t seek shade outdoors, according to new research.

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  • Dogs Get Skin Cancer, Too

    Did you know that, despite all their fur, dogs can develop skin cancers? Sun & Skin News discussed canine skin cancer prevention and treatment with Ann E. Hohenhaus, DVM.Read More

  • Ask the Expert

    I’m scheduled for surgery to remove a basal cell carcinoma. It’s just a small spot, though.Why do I have to have surgery?Read More