The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal

MAY 2012

The 2012 edition of The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal features medically reviewed, reader-friendly articles such as tanning, the increasing incidence of skin cancer diagnoses among young women, & the prevalence of melanoma among white males over 50.

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Play It Safe In The Sun Sweepstakes Golf is a particular favorite of older men in this country; an estimated 8.6 million golfers ages 50 and up play the game in the US today,1 Highlights from The Skin Cancer Foundation's 2011 Events 2011 Annual Skin Sense Award Gala More than 400 people attended The Skin Cancer Foundation's annual Skin Sense Award Gala, held on October 11 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. The event honored The Skin Cancer Foundation's Photobiology Committee, Elliott Sigal, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and President, Research and Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Melisse Shaban, CEO of StriVectin, for their leadership roles in promoting skin health. The hosts for the evening were Katie Couric, Sam Champion, weather anchor of ABC's Good Morning America, and Jerry Penacoli, EXTRA correspondent. Entertainment was provided by pop tenor Salvo Randazzo. 1 Members of the Amonette Circle 2 Elliott Sigal, MD, PhD, and Katie Couric 3 Host Katie Couric 4 Elizabeth Robins, Jerry Penacoli, Billy Cogar and Mindy Gorman 5 Deborah Sarnoff, MD, Robert Gotkin, MD, and Hedi Jacobe, MD 6 Elliot Sigal, MD, PhD, Michael Wolf, David Bank, MD and Perry Robins, MD 7 Sam Champion, Gayle Sobel and Howard Sobel, MD 8 Adam Schweitzer, Dianne Wiest, and Nelsan Ellis 3 1 2 and the vast majority are men. It's great exercise, but because it can involve four or more hours in the sun, it's also a major challenge to the skin. That's why in 2011 The Skin Cancer Foundation and the PGA Tour's TPC® (Tournament Players' Club) Network launched the Play It Safe in the Sun Sweepstakes, a skin cancer awareness and prevention program for older men. The sweepstakes prize was a three-day/two-night trip for three to the legendary TPC Sawgrass for a round of golf with PGA Tour professional, skin cancer survivor, and Foundation ambassador Brian Davis. The sweepstakes received 5,290 entries; the winner was Mike White, a stage four melanoma survivor from the Atlanta area. 1 Mike White on final hole of TPC Sawgrass 2 Brian Davis (L) and Mike White 1. US Markets. Golf Channel Solutions . http://www.golfchannelsolutions.com/markets/usa. Accessed Apr 20, 2011. 4 1 2 5 8 7 94 6 SK IN CANCER FOUNDAT ION JOURNA L

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