A Melanoma Risk Prediction Model and Populations at Increased Risk of Developing Melanoma

A Melanoma Risk Prediction Model and Populations at Increased Risk of Developing Melanoma

A multivariable risk prediction model was developed to investigate various indices for melanoma predisposition, including hair color, nevus density, family medical history, prior incidences of melanoma, and tanning bed use. The model yielded little variation between...
The Health and Economic Benefits of Reducing Indoor Tanning

The Health and Economic Benefits of Reducing Indoor Tanning

After the US Food and Drug Administration proposed prohibiting indoor tanning for minors, researchers from the CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control conducted a study to determine the various health and economic benefits of such legislation.  Their research...
Run From The Rays 5K Run/Walk with the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation

Run From The Rays 5K Run/Walk with the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation

Sunday, April 23, 2017 – Sign-up click here Location: Boca Raton, FL US 33431 Directions Type: Run or Run/Walk, Virtual Race Events Event Time Price Details 5K Run/walk 7:00AM EDT $30 Registration ends April 22, 2017 at 11:59am EDT One Mile Run Walk (Age 17+)...
First Sunscreen Dispenser “RAY” to be placed in a public park in Palm Beach County.

First Sunscreen Dispenser “RAY” to be placed in a public park in Palm Beach County.

May is Melanoma Awareness Month Nationwide – Be sun safe! Contact: Chris Korbelak, 561-966-6649/ PB Parks and Rec or Stacy Ostrau/RDK Melanoma Foundation 561-373-7709 What: Unveiling ceremony launching first location of a public sunscreen dispenser in a county park...
Skin Type – Which Type of Skin Do You Have?

Skin Type – Which Type of Skin Do You Have?

These 4 types of skin are present in almost every region in the world. The family tree column is mentioning the majority in the referring countries or regions. Adapted from the Fitzpatrick Skin Typing Test: This information is not intended to be a substitute for...
Banning Minors From Tanning Beds Would Save Thousands of Lives 

Banning Minors From Tanning Beds Would Save Thousands of Lives 

“A total ban on indoor tanning could prevent nearly 203,000 melanoma cases and 23,000 melanoma deaths, and save $1.1 billion in melanoma treatment costs.” “We know that tanning beds cause skin cancer – the World Health Organization considers them a level one...

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