The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal

MAY 2015

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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For the latest information and updates go to: SkinCancer.org S K I N C A N C E R F O U N D A T I O N 12 The Skin Cancer Foundation's Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Rite Aid, reached a new milestone in 2014: Since the Tour began in 2008, 20,000 skin cancer screenings have been provided, potentially saving hundreds of lives. The Tour's 38-foot RV, equipped with two private exam rooms, traveled coast-to-coast logging 14,700 miles during its four-month journey. Nearly 50 stops were made across 17 states, beginning in New York and ending in California. Over the past seven years, volunteer dermatologists have detected more than 8,500 suspected cancers and precancers, including 369 suspected melanomas. Since skin cancer is almost always curable when detected early, the Tour and its volunteer dermatologists play a crucial role in communities across the country. The five-year survival rate for patients whose melanoma is detected early is 98%. The survival rate declines significantly if the disease has the chance to spread. Thanks to continued support from longtime partner Rite Aid, the Road to Healthy Skin Tour will hit the road for the eighth year in a row, providing free screenings throughout the Mid- Atlantic Region. SEPHORA Sun Safety Kit E very spring, beauty mavens clamor for the chance to get their hands on Sephora's coveted Sun Safety Kit. Released every sun season for the past nine years, the Kit is sold in-store and online and features a collection of sun-protective products. Proceeds from the Kit's sales benefit the Foundation. To date, it has raised more than $3.7 million, and this funding has been instrumental in enabling the Foundation to further spread its message of prevention and early detection. Thank you, Sephora, for your continued support! The Road to Healthy Skin Tour visits Carlsbad, California on its 14,000 mile epic journey across the USA. Skin Cancer Foundation News and Programs Road to Healthy Skin Tour Reaches New Milestone SUN SMART U Youth Education Program The Skin Cancer Foundation's youth education program Sun Smart U continues to reach middle school and high school students with crucial information on skin cancer prevention and tanning's dangers. The Foundation recently revamped its outreach strategy to reach even more students with methods including trade advertising, media relations, state department of education engagement, individual school district outreach and education conference presence. To date, Sun Smart U has reached more than 500,000 students.

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