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Shade Shelters: shielding kids from the sun isn’t just about sunscreen

Jul 19 2019

Dr. Eichenfield, who is the past president of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, called it “having a broad perspective on sun protection.”…

UPF Clothing is the Sun Protection Your Skin’s Been Missing

Jul 06 2019

Sunscreen isn’t the only thing you should be wearing to protect your skin…A derm explains  how it works: We all know that…

Subungual Melanoma: What You Need to Know

May 01 2019

Karolina Jasko has a family history of melanoma, so she’s no stranger to paying attention to her skin. Her mother — who…

NEW FDA Sunscreen Guidelines

Apr 10 2019

This significant action is aimed at bringing nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreens that are marketed without FDA-approved applications up to date with the…

Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun: From Sunscreen to Sunglasses

Feb 21 2019

Sun safety is always in season, and it’s important to protect your skin from sun damage throughout the year, no matter the…

Check Yourself!

Jan 19 2015

The difference between a mole and melanoma explained Friday, January 16, 2015 – WOMEN’S DAY With the number of skin cancer cases…

5 Things that Affect How Well Your Clothes Block UV Rays

Jan 03 2019

At The Skin Cancer Foundation, we like to say that clothing is the first line of defense against the sun. The right…

You Can Get Skin Cancer on Your Feet

Dec 20 2018

Skin cancers like melanoma often affect areas of the body that are exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays, including the hands,…

2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 2 Cancer Immunotherapy Researchers

Nov 19 2018

New York Times (Oct. 1, 2018): The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded on Monday to James P. Allison of…

NCI-led research team develops predictor for immunotherapy response in melanoma

Aug 28 2018

NCI Press Release:  Posted: August 20, 2018 In a new study, researchers developed a gene expression predictor that can indicate whether melanoma…