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SAMPOSIUM 2019: Bringing students together for education, awareness and the prevention of melanoma

SAMPOSIUM 2019: Bringing students together for education, awareness and the prevention of melanoma

On October 12, over 100 students representing seven Palm Beach County Florida schools gathered at the Keiser University Flagship Campus in West Palm Beach for the 2019 RDK Melanoma Foundation Students Against Melanoma SAMPOSIUM. The purpose: to bring peers together...

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Sunscreen in Florida Schools

Sunscreen in Florida Schools

Florida will finally be joining the list of states that allows students to use sunscreen at school. For years sunscreen has been viewed as an over the counter drug similar to Advil and Aspirin by the FDA. Because of this categorization and the concern that some...

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Melanoma Rates Rise Steeply Among Women Ages 18 – 39

Melanoma Rates Rise Steeply Among Women Ages 18 – 39

A recent study by the American Academy of Dermatology revealed an alarming trend in skin cancer rates among Caucasian women. “Research presented at the 2019 American Academy of Dermatology Summer Meeting in New York shows that between 1970 and 2009, rates of melanoma,...

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While Smart phone Apps Can Be Helpful Raising Skin Cancer Awareness, They Are Not A Replacement For Regular Dermatology Appointments

While Smart phone Apps Can Be Helpful Raising Skin Cancer Awareness, They Are Not A Replacement For Regular Dermatology Appointments

There are several smartphone apps that claim to be able to analyze photos of moles and determine if there are irregularities that need the attention of a dermatologist. However, one should not rely on an app to diagnose skin problems. According to Diane Berson, a...

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10 skin cancer myths debunked

10 skin cancer myths debunked

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Our expert, Saira George, M.D., takes on some common myths about this disease, and has some tips to reduce your risk. Think you’re safe from skin cancer? It’s the most common cancer in the United States. It’s...

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Dermatologist Recommended Sunscreens

Dermatologist Recommended Sunscreens

We all know that sunscreen is important when you are ready to enjoy the outdoors. However, with so many choices, how do you know what type of sunscreen to choose? Christina Heiser put together a list to help decide what to look for when choosing a sunscreen. Beginning...

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Melanoma Drug Market Growth

Melanoma Drug Market Growth

The need for melanoma treatments in recent years has become a fact that many are starting to take notice of. More research has been done on melanoma in the past few years than ever before, resulting in the need for treatment options. This increase has led drug...

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SunSmart America
SunSmart America
SunSmart America

Contact the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation

The Melanoma Foundation is one of the first organizations in the country that has been on the cutting edge of skin cancer preventive education and the only organization in Florida. After extensive review of health education literature, the Foundation selected the successful SunSmart curricula from Australia on which to base its many programs and adapt to local educational standards and environment. The Foundation utilizes SunSmart America™ for grades K-12.

Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation
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2751 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 2A, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

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