Press Room

Welcome to The Skin Cancer Foundation’s online Press Room. Here you will find skin cancer news, background information and story leads. Additionally, the Foundation’s PR team can provide expert sources to comment on skin cancer-related issues, individuals willing to share their skin cancer experiences and support with fact-checking and image requests.

Thank you for your interest in our Media Award contest! The award recognizes excellence in print, broadcast and online journalism that addresses skin cancer prevention, early detection, and/or treatment. The 2019 winner was announced at The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Champions for Change Gala, held October 17 at the Plaza in New York. Parents magazine won for the article, “Here Comes the Sunscreen” by Leslie Goldman. The award was accepted by Parents Executive Editor Julia Edelstein.

Recent Press Releases

The Skin Cancer Foundation Raises More Than $700,000 at Annual Champions for Change Gala

More than 400 guests gathered to celebrate the Foundation’s 40th Birthday

Beyond Sunscreen: UPF Clothing Provides Excellent Fall Sun Protection

Covering up with clothing is the number one way to protect yourself from harmful ultraviolet rays

Destination: Healthy Skin, The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Mobile Education and Screening Program, Concludes Another Trip Around the Country

59 volunteer dermatologists provided 1,827 free skin cancer screenings in 18 communities

The Skin Cancer Foundation Launches Redesigned Website

SkinCancer.org, the leading online resource for skin cancer education, now offers visitors an enhanced user experience  

Most Americans Unaware of a Widespread and Potentially Life-Threatening Skin Cancer, According to Skin Cancer Foundation Survey

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) is the second most common cancer in the U.S., but three out of four Americans don’t know what it is1,2
CSCC causes more deaths than melanoma, but only 28 percent of Americans know it can be life-threatening in its advanced stages2,3

The Skin Cancer Foundation Announces a New Approach to Early Detection with “The Big See”

New Public Health Campaign Urges Americans to Be on the Lookout for Anything New, Changing or Unusual.

Spring Break Trips to Tropical Destinations Require Vigilant Sun Protection

Intense, intermittent sun exposure can increase melanoma risk.

The Skin Cancer Foundation Comments on Sunscreen Ingredient Absorption Study

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that everyone practice daily sun protection.

The Skin Cancer Foundation is on the Road Again With Destination: Healthy Skin

Mobile Education Program Will Visit Communities Around the U.S. to Raise Skin Cancer Awareness and Provide Free Skin Cancer Screenings.

The Skin Cancer Foundation Launches Carcinomas & Keratoses

New digital publication offers clinical insights into the world’s most common cancers.

The Skin Cancer Foundation Hosts Annual Member Reception in Washington, D.C.

$125,000 Awarded in Grants for Skin Cancer Research.

The Skin Cancer Foundation Comments on the FDA’s New Proposed Sunscreen Regulations

The Skin Cancer Foundation applauds the FDA for working to elevate standards for effective sun protection.

Winter Sun Safety: What to Know About Protecting Yourself During Colder Months

The Skin Cancer Foundation Shares Tips on Staying Sun Safe Year-Round.

The Skin Cancer Foundation Raises $600,000 at Champions for Change Gala

More than 400 guests gathered to raise funds for skin cancer education initiatives and celebrate the Foundation’s efforts to change behaviors and save lives.

The Skin Cancer Foundation Comments on FDA Approval of Libtayo (Cemiplimab- RWLC), for the Treatment of Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (CSCC)

Cemiplimab is the first and only treatment specifically approved and available for advanced CSCC in the U.S.

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Mobile Education and Screening Program, Destination: Healthy Skin, Ends a Successful Season on the Road

53 volunteer dermatologists provided 1,243 free skin cancer screenings in 18 communities.

Back-to-School Sun Protection Tips from The Skin Cancer Foundation

How to Keep Students Sun-Safe at School.

The Skin Cancer Foundation Hits the Road With Destination: Healthy Skin Program

Mobile Education Program Will Visit Communities Around the U.S. to Raise Skin Cancer Awareness and Provide Free Skin Cancer Screenings.

What The Skin Cancer Foundation Wants People to Know about Hawaii’s Proposed Ban on the Sale and Distribution of Sunscreens Containing Oxybenzone and Octinoxate

At a time when skin cancer is widely considered to be a public health epidemic, any legislation that limits options for effective sun protection is cause for concern.

Skin Cancer Awareness Month Reminder: It’s Never Too Early or Too Late to Reduce Your Skin Cancer Risk

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips From The Skin Cancer Foundation.

New Study Shows Further Evidence that Indoor Tanning Is Addictive

The Skin Cancer Foundation Cautions Against Using Tanning Beds.

The Skin Cancer Foundation Hosts Annual Member Reception in San Diego, California

$125,000 Awarded in Grants for Skin Cancer Research.

The Skin Cancer Foundation Announces Office Relocation

International nonprofit organization expands office space and staff.

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Sun & Skin News

Feel Like a Human Whack-a-Mole Game? You Might Need Field Therapy.

A New Frontier: What It’s Like to Experience Immunotherapy Treatment for Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Ask the Expert: Does Being Pregnant Increase Your Melanoma Risk?