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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SCF NEWS YOU'VE GOT SKIN IN THE GAME The Skin Cancer Foundation is reaching out to a segment of the population that typically receives a great deal of sun exposure, but rarely practices sun protection: golfers. Golfers are particularly vulnerable because they are more likely to be older (there are 8.6 million golfers in the US aged 50 and over)1 associated with an increased risk of skin cancer. Consider the following: 65% 40+ of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radia- tion from the sun.2 Men over age 40 have the highest annual exposure to UV radiation.3 The majority of people diagnosed with melanoma are white men over age 50.4 Melanoma is one of only three cancers with an increasing mortality rate for men.5 The Skin Cancer Foundation has teamed up with the virtual sports gaming company World Golf Tour (www.wgt.com) to raise skin cancer awareness with the Sun Safe Classic, a series of six free online golf tournaments, with games running monthly from May through References available on p.96. HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW SKINCANCER.ORG? With more than three million visits each year, The Skin Cancer Foundation's website SkinCancer.org is the leading patient information resource on skin cancer. In December, 2011, The Skin Cancer Foundation relaunched the fully redesigned website with more than 600 pages of skin cancer content in seven languages. With 14 easy-to-use navigation and a new website search, fi nding exactly what you're looking for is easier than ever. Newly redesigned features on the website include a Physician Finder to locate a local physician and the Seal of Recommendation Product Finder to fi nd sun protection products that meet your needs. In addition, the new SkinCancer.org includes a brand new True Stories section, featuring personal story articles and videos from skin cancer survivors. SK IN CANCER FOUNDAT ION JOURNA L November, 2012. As an estimated 20-25,000 WGT players drive, chip, and putt their way through the game, they'll see important sun safety messages on banners, tee markers and pin fl ags throughout the courses. The Skin Cancer Foundation's golf and male — two factors education program isn't just online: the Foundation recently appeared at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, where we distributed free sunscreen samples and You've Got Skin in the Game brochures written especially for golfers to many of the more than 100,000 fans at the tournament. The Foundation hopes to appear at another PGA Tour tournament in 2012, so visit skincancer.org/golf for details. THE ALL-NEW SUN SMART U IS HERE Middle school teachers across the country now have a new, free online tool to educate their Health and Physical Education students about the importance of sun protection and skin cancer prevention. Offering a two-part lesson featuring downloadable course materials, the "Sun Smart U" program is available as an interactive whiteboard or a PowerPoint presentation. It also features several powerful video segments from young people who have faced melanoma. For more information, visit skincancer.org/education.

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