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Press Resources

The Sun Safety Alliance has been awarded two prestigious Gold Triangle Awards from the American Academy of Dermatology for the SSA’s efforts to promote awareness of sun safety to prevent skin cancer.

Here you'll find press releases issued by our organization, as well as the most recent articles published about the Sun Safety Alliance and other important articles.

Press Releases:

Suggested Reading:
  1. MELANOMA DEADLIER IN BLACKS AND HISPANICS
    The Associated Press, Tuesday, June 20, 2006
  2. SKIN CARE PREVENTION - A COMMENTARY (pdf)
    by David Hill, PhD
  3. SKIN CANCER PREVENTION COMES OF AGE (pdf)
    by Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Alan C. Geller, MPH, RN
  4. INTERVENTIONS TO PREVENT SKIN CANCER BY REDUCING EXPOSURE TO ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION(pdf)
    This report presents the results of systematic reviews of effectiveness, applicability, other harms or benefits, economic evaluations, and barriers to use of selected interventions to prevent skin cancer by reducing exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
  5. RECOMMENDATIONS TO PREVENT SKIN CANCER BY REDUCING EXPOSURE TO ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION (pdf)
    This report provides recommendations on community interventions to prevent skin cancer by reducing exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Interventions that were reviewed targeted various population groups in a range of settings.
  6. AN ANALYSIS OF CUMULATIVE LIFETIME SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION EXPOSURE AND THE BENEFITS OF DAILY SUN PROTECTION
    Dermatologic Therapy, Vol. 17, 2004, 57-62
    Gregory Nole & Anthony W. Johnson
  7. SUNSCREEN USE AND THE RISK FOR MELANOMA: A QUANTITATIVE REVIEW
    Leslie K. Dennis, MS, PhD, etal
  8. SKIN CANCER STATISTICS FOR UNITED STATES
    Year 2001 Sources: CA - a cancer journal for clinicians, Darrell S. Rigel, MD, etal.
    http://dermoncology.med.nyu.edu/general/stats.html
    http://www.health.gov/healthypeople/document/html/
    objectives/03-08.htm
  9. THE INCIDENCE OF MALIGNANT MELANOMA IN THE UNITED STATES: ISSUES AS WE APPROACH THE 21ST CENTURY
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Vol. 34, No. 5, Part 1
    Rigel, Friedman & Kopf
  10. USE OF SUNSCREEN, SUNBURNING RATES, AND TANNING BED USE AMONG MORE THAN 10,000 US CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
    Alan C. Geller, RN, MPH, etal.
    Pediatrics (ISSN 0031 0031 4005) - 2002 by the American Academy of Pediatrics
  11. REVOLUTIONARY THERAPY HELPS PREVENT SKIN CANCER AND PHOTOAGING
    The Skin Cancer Foundation - News Release 9/13/02
    James M. Spencer, MD
  12. ARTICLE ON MELANOMA - CANCER CELLS KILLED IN TEST THERAPY
    Associated Press 9/19/02
    Paul Recer, AP Science Writer
  13. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY CONSENSUS CONFERENCE ON UVA PROTECTION OF SUNSCREENS: SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    Henry W. Lim, MD, etal.
    American Academy of Dermatology - March 2001
  14. ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT: A HAZARD TO CHILDREN (RE9913)
    American Academy of Pediatrics - Vol. 104, No. 2 - Aug. '99
  15. H-440.967 PUBLIC INFORMATION PROGRAM ADDRESSING THE DANGERS OF UVA EXPOSURE
    American Medical Assoc.
    http://webapps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/home.html?iwcf/pf_online/
    pf_online?f_n=resultLink;amp=;doc=policyfiles/HOD/H-44.967.HTM
  16. GUIDELINES TO PREVENT SKIN CANCER AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE
    Adolescent & School Health
    Selected Skin Cancer Education Resources
  17. SKIN CANCER: PREVENTING AMERICA'S MOST COMMON CANCER
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - Fact Sheet
    The Burden of Skin Cancer
  18. SKIN CANCER: PREVENTING AMERICA'S MOST COMMON CANCER
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - Fact Sheet
    Skin Cancer: A Largely Preventable Cancer
  19. UV RADIATION
    EPA430-F-99-024 - 9/99
    www.epa.gov/sunwise
  20. IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO STOP SKIN CANCER...
    Copyright, 1985.
    The Skin Cancer Foundation, NY
  21. SUNLIGHT AND SKIN CANCER
    David J. Leffell and Douglas E. Brash
  22. SKIN CANCER: THE FACTS
  23. THE SKIN CANCER RESOURCES DIRECTORY
    Guide to Internet Resources Directory
  24. PERSONAL SKIN CANCER RISK PROFILE
    American Academy of Dermatology - 1999
  25. SAVING YOUR OWN SKIN
    America's Pharmacist - Consumer Corner - July 2002
    www.ncpanet.org
  26. PHOTOCARCINOGENICITY OF DRUGS
    Stern RS - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    USA, rstern@bidmc.harvard.edu
  27. THE MELANOMA LETTER
    Perry Robins, MD - etal.
    The Skin Cancer Foundation - Vol. 2 - #2 1984 / published under grant from
    Schering Corp., Kenilworth, NJ
  28. RISK REDUCTION FOR NONMELANOMA SKIN CANCER WITH CHILDHOOD SUNSCREEN USE
    Robert S. Stern, MD, etal.
    Arch Dermatol - Vol.. 122, May 1986
  29. SUMMER SUNBURN AND SUN EXPOSURE AMONG US YOUTHS AGES 11 TO 18: NATIONAL PREVALENCE AND ASOCIATED FACTORS
    Kourtney J. Davis, etal.
    7/1/02 Pediatrics 2735
  30. TRYING TO LOOK SUNSATIONAL? COMPLEXITY PERSISTS IN USING SUNSCREENS
    Larry Thompson - US Food & Drug Administration
  31. PREVENTING EXCESS SUN EXPOSURE: IT IS TIME FOR A NATIONAL POLICY
    Karen M. Emmons, etal.
    Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 91, No. 15, August 4, 1999
  32. FIT, HEALTHY, AND READY TO LEARN
    A School Health Policy Guide
    Katherine Fraser - 11/02 - National Assoc. of State Boards of Educ. - Part II: Sun Safety
  33. SUMMARY OF THE NATIONAL FORUM FOR SKIN CANCER PREVENTION IN HEALTH, PHYSICAL, EDUCATION, RECREATION, AND YOUTH SPORTS
    Conducted by the American Assoc. for Health Education
    Stock #301-10051 AAHE/AAHPERD Publications 1-800-321-0789
  34. SUN AND MALIGNANT MELANOMA*
    Alfred W. Kopf, MD, etal
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Vol. 11, Number 4, Part 1, 10/84
  35. OCULAR ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION HAZARDS IN SUNLIGHT
    The National Society to Prevent Blindness & The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  36. PREVENT BLINDNESS IN AMERICA
    Founded in 1908
    Member of the National Health Council - 800.331-2020
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