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Prevention and control of skin cancer
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    Skin cancer: common and preventable [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Meg Watson, p. 2-19] -- Skin cancer prevention in Arizona : a snapshot [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Sharon McKenna, p. 20-30] -- Melanoma moon shot : MD Anderson's comprehensive approach to melanoma and skin Cancer [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, p. 31-49] -- A Comprehensive approach to skin cancer prevention [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Boris D. Lushniak, p. 50-66].

    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, affecting 5 million individuals each year. The two most common types of skin cancer—basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas—are highly curable, but can be disfiguring and costly. Melanoma, the third most common skin cancer, is the deadliest kind of skin cancer, resulting in approximately 9,000 deaths each year. Most cases of skin cancer are preventable, but despite efforts to address risk factors, skin cancer rates have continued to increase in the United States and worldwide.

    The most preventable cause of skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light either from the sun or from artificial sources like tanning beds. Rates of sunburn remain high, affecting nearly 37% of Americans each year as a result of overexposure to UV rays. Indoor tanning is especially dangerous, resulting in an estimated 400,000 cases of skin cancer in the U.S. each year. Skin cancer is a serious public health concern and it will take a comprehensive approach, involving healthcare providers, community partners, and business and government leaders working together to provide individuals with the information they need to reduce UV exposure and promote policies that advance the national goal of preventing skin cancer.

    Tuesday, April 21 at 1pm EST.

    Presented by: Meg Watson, MPH, Epidemiologist, Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC ["Skin Cancer: Common and Preventable"]; Sharon McKenna, BA, Program Manager, Arizona SunWise Skin Cancer Prevention Program, Bureau of Epidemiology & Disease Control, Arizona Department of Health Services ["Skin Cancer Prevention in Arizona"]; Jeff Gershenwald, MD, Medical Director, Melanoma and Skin Center, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ["Melanoma Moon Shot: MD Anderson's Comprehensive Approach to Melanoma and Skin Cancer"]; Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH, Rear Admiral, U. S. Public Health Service, Deputy Surgeon General ["A Comprehensive Approach to Skin Cancer Prevention"].

    Facilitated by: John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds; Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds; Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds.

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