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The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention encourages everyone to protect your skin today and every day

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Lisa Berry Prevent Cancer Foundation Phone: (703) 519-2107 Email: lisa.berry@preventcancer.org The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention encourages everyone to protect your skin today and every day The National Council declares the Friday before Memorial Day, May 26, 2017 is “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness May 10, 2017—To […]

Skin cancer is no joke

I am a very pale person and haven’t tanned that frequently in my life. However, the few times that I’ve ever had a temporary tan or sunburn have caused permanent problems in my skin that I will be facing for the rest of my life. I’ve had about twenty moles removed throughout my twenty-four years […]

U.S. Surgeon General’s Call-to-Action to Prevent Skin Cancer

“Tanned skin is damaged skin and we need to shatter the myth that tanned skin is a sign of health.”   The Prevent Cancer Foundation was extremely pleased with the release of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call-to-Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. At the recent press conference, Assistant Secretary for Health Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, […]

Congresswoman Maloney pushes FDA to ban tanning bed use for minors nationwide

The Prevent Cancer Foundation supports Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) as she pushes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the use of tanning beds for minors under the age of 18. Rep. Maloney recently stood on the steps of New York City Hall to promote this nationwide ban, stating that “All across America […]

Bonkers has a message for you: Tanning isn’t cute

According to Bonkers Hoffler, wrinkles and tan lines look better on puppies than they do on you. With summer approaching, it’s important to remember to take steps to protect your skin. “Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis and the most preventable cancer,” said Bonkers on her walk through the Prevent Cancer office, “Most skin cancer […]

A daily dose of sunscreen may fight aging

It is well known that sunscreen helps protect our skin from sun damage and skin cancer, but now there’s another reason to slather on your SPF 30 everyday: younger looking skin. A new Australian study suggests that using sunscreen can slow skin aging, even in your middle years. After 4 ½ years, scientists looked at […]

New sunscreen labels: What you need to know

New labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration are designed to help consumers make smarter decisions when it comes to purchasing sunscreen. The new guidelines apply to any products that carry an SPF (sun protection factor), including makeup, moisturizer or lip balm. A USA Today article outlines these labeling changes that will help you […]

Be sun safety savvy: Facts vs. fiction

Is your family gearing up for a season of sun, surf and sand? Before hitting the beach this summer it’s important to remember that protecting your skin from the sun is vital to reducing your risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer diagnosis and also the most preventable cancer. To spotlight National Skin Cancer […]

Prevent Cancer applauds FDA stricter regulations for tanning beds proposal

The Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed changes to its regulation of tanning devices, including a strong recommendation against the use of tanning beds by minors under the age of 18. We support the reclassification as an important first step by the FDA to lower the rising incidence of […]

The global fight to stop teens’ indoor tanning, reduce skin cancer deaths

Governments around the world are banning the use of tanning beds for those younger than 18 in a move to protect children and young adults from skin cancer. Growing evidence shows indoor tanning is a direct risk for melanoma skin cancer cases and deaths, with a higher risk for people who use tanning beds under […]