RAISING AWARENESS THROUGH EDUCATION
PROMOTING PREVENTION & EARLY DETECTION CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE
SKCIN: THE KAREN CLIFFORD SKIN CANCER CHARITY / REGISTERED CHARITY: 1150048
SKIN CANCER IS THE MOST
COMMON CANCER IN THE UK
Skin cancer kills more people in the UK than
Australia - the UV capital of the world!
RATES OF SKIN CANCER ARE RISING
FASTER THAN ANY OTHER CANCER
and it is now one of the biggest cancer
killers in the 15-34 age group!
ALMOST ALL SKIN CANCERS ARE
CAUSED BY OVER EXPOSURE TO UV
That mean's that almost all skin cancers are
preventable by being sun savvy...
LOOK AFTER YOUR SKIN
AND STAY SAFE IN THE SUN
At Skcin we are dedicated to preventing
skin cancer through education...
SUN SAFE SCHOOLS
AND SUN SAFE NURSERIES
Skcin have developed national, annual
accreditation schemes to educate children
on the importance of sun safety...
GEORGE COMES TO LIFE IN OUR
ANIMATED CHILDREN'S STORY
View the animated version of 'George the
Sun Safe Superstar', courtesy of AXA PPP
Healthcare, in partnership with Skcin...
SKCIN HAVE PARTNERED
WITH VIRGIN HOLIDAYS
Promoting sun safety to holiday makers
and active tan seekers to educate a difficult
‘at risk’ group all year round...
SUN SAFE WORKPLACES
National accreditation scheme developed
by Skcin to educate outdoor workers and
their employees about the importance
of sun safety in the workplace...
SUN SAFETY & SPORT
ENGLAND GOLF CAMPAIGN
Promoting awareness and sun safety
across the English Golf Union’s
3.4 million regular golfers...
WE NEED YOUR HELP! PLEASE HELP US TO STOP SKIN CANCER TAKING MORE LIVES. WE ARE HUGELY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
Skin Cancer - Facts, Prevention & Detection
ALMOST ALL SKIN CANCERS ARE CAUSED BY OVER-EXPOSURE TO
ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION (UVR) FROM THE SUN AND/OR SUNBEDS.
ALL SKIN TYPES CAN BE DAMAGED BY EXPOSURE TO UVR. DAMAGE
IS PERMANENT, IRREVERSIBLE AND INCREASES WITH EACH EXPOSURE.
- Skin cancer is the UK’s most common and fastest rising cancer
- Malignant melanoma is one of the most common cancers in
young adults (aged 15-34) in the UK
- More people die from skin cancer in the UK than Australia
- Over 80% of all skin cancers are caused by over-exposure
to the sun and/or sunbeds, making the majority of all skin
cancers preventable with sun safety measures.
the golden rules of sun safety
what you should be looking for...
how UVR can cause skin cancer
burn - learn how to protect them
know in one handy little book
out the truth and misconceptions
burn and why it’s important not to
how much sun we need?
The UV Forecast in:
- The UV index is a 5 category solar UV forecast provided by the Met Office in the UK.
- The higher the number the stronger the UVR and the less time it takes damage to occur
- When the UV index is at 3
and above, sun protection
measures should be taken
News ReleaseAXA PPP healthcare External CommunicationsPPP houseV...
31st Jul 2014 8:38am
Skcin Attend Sun Safe Assembly with MP Alistair Burt at Raynsford CofE Academy in Henlow On Friday 18th July Skcin had ...
29th Jul 2014 2:09pm
Actinica Lotion® offers new hope for patients at high risk of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Galderma have announced tha...
30th Jul 2014 9:56am
VIRGIN HOLIDAYS ‘SUN SHERIFFS’ RIDE INTO TOWN TO PROMOTE SUN SAFETYUNIFORMED ‘SUN SHERIFFS’ WILL BE LAYING DOWN ...
30th Jul 2014 9:57am
We’ve teamed up with AXA PPP Healthcare to launch an innovative campaign about the sun. Our campaign aims to bri...
30th Jul 2014 10:00am
In The Media
A new medication for the treatment of melanoma, called dabrafenib, (Tafinla), should be widely available for NHS use in ...
18th Sep 2014 12:45pm
Centre researchers have led an international collaboration to examine the role of chromosomal telomere length in melanom...
18th Sep 2014 9:37am
A new drug to treat skin cancer should be made available on the NHS, a health body has recommended....
18th Sep 2014 1:14am
Science blog September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We released new figures showing that childhood cancer dea...
6th Sep 2014 8:00am
Sunscreen alone may not be enough to protect against skin cancer, say scientists...
12th Jun 2014 7:11pm
Centre researcher Professor Julia Newton Bishop has joined forces with textile artist Gabrielle Miller on an innovative ...
10th Jun 2014 10:50am
People who regularly use sunbeds could be greatly increasing their chances of skin cancer, even if they take care to avo...
29th May 2014 6:13pm
Professors Julia Newton-Bishop and Phil Quirke have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of med...
22nd May 2014 12:41pm
Too little exposure to the sun may be as bad as too much, according to a 10-year study of Swedish women....
8th May 2014 11:32am
The rates of people diagnosed with malignant melanoma are five times higher than in the 1970s, although survival from t...
22nd Apr 2014 12:50pm
Mutations in a specific gene are responsible for a hereditary form of skin cancer...
31st Mar 2014 3:19pm
Ipilimumab, a skin cancer medication should not be given to patients as a first-line treatment, the NHS treatments regul...
25th Feb 2014 1:33pm
Vinnie Jones has revealed he has been diagnosed with malignant melanoma – the most serious type of skin cancer....
25th Nov 2013 11:46am
A new drug treatment is available for people with severe basal-cell carcinoma skin cancer. Before regulators licensed vi...
12th Aug 2013 1:23pm
More than 8 out of 10 people diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, will now survive...
22nd Jul 2013 4:50pm
People who have non-melanoma skin cancer may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research ...
16th May 2013 4:52pm
Two new skin cancer treatments, ipilimumab (Yervoy) and vemurafenib (Zelboraf), are to be approved for NHS funding in En...
2nd Nov 2012 10:16am
There has been a huge increase in one type of skin cancer in recent decades, especially among young people. New research...
4th Oct 2012 1:01pm
Taking aspirin, or other similar painkillers, could lower your risk of getting skin cancer, a study suggests. But it's t...
30th May 2012 5:03pm
Nearly one in four women won't be using sunscreen on holidays abroad this year, increasing their risk of skin cancer, ac...
30th Apr 2012 1:17pm
Latest figures show a steep rise in the number of cases of skin cancer in Scotland, with sunbed use blamed for contribut...
25th Apr 2012 12:40pm
NICE issues draft guidance rejecting ipilimumab (Yervoy) as too expensive for NHS use...
14th Oct 2011 6:17pm
A decision on whether to approve ipilimumab (Yervoy) for use in the NHS is expected early next year...
22nd Aug 2011 3:13pm
Schools should draw up sun safety codes and teach children abou the dangers of skin cancer as a result of too much sun, ...
15th Jul 2011 7:03pm
Editorial in the BMJ's Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin says NICE needs to rethink its advice on sunscreen...
1st Jun 2011 9:06am
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is to reject a high tech ‘sticking plaster’, used t...
5th Jan 2011 4:07pm
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