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LOOK AFTER YOUR SKIN
AND STAY SAFE IN THE SUN

At Skcin we are dedicated to preventing
skin cancer through education...

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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!

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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!

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ALMOST ALL SKIN CANCERS
ARE CAUSED BY OVER
EXPOSURE TO UV

That means that almost all skin cancers
are preventable by being sun savvy!

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THAT'S WHY SKCIN ARE
DEDICATED TO PROMOTING
PREVENTION AND
EARLY DETECTION

Through national educational,
accreditation schemes, campaigns,
partnerships and initiatives...

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OUR OBJECTIVE:
TO REVERSE THE SOARING
RATES OF SKIN CANCER FOR
OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Knowledge is power. It's time to make
a change. Education is key, a culture
change is required and that's our mission.

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Useful Downloads
Here you will find Skcin literature and information promoting sun safety, skin cancer prevention, early detection and information on how to check your skin - all free to download.
Please use the materials for your own information and/or to help promote the charity's messaging. If you would like to use any of the downloads to promote our messaging, please make sure materials are used in their entirety. All items are subject to copyright.

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Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Booklet
Skcin have produced a pocket sized A6 booklet that contains comprehensive information about sun safety and skin cancer. Covering all important issues, from solar UV radiation, to the UV index, how to protect your skin, sunbed use, sun burn, how to check your skin, what to look out for and the various types of skin cancer -this handy booklet covers each issue in bite sized chunks and is widely distributed throughout our many schemes, campaigns and hospitals, proving extremely effective.

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Prevention and early detection posters
Our sun safety and skin check posters are A3 in size and are ideal for promoting awareness and the importance of protecting and checking your skin. The posters focus on the Five S's of Sun Safety and the ABCDE of melanoma.

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How to check your skin and what to look out for fact sheet
This 4 page A4 fact sheet provides vital information on the early detection of skin cancer.
With advice on how to effectively check your skin and what to look out for across all non malignant skin cancers, pre-cancerous skin lesions and melanoma, this useful fact sheet could just save someone's life.

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George the Sun Safe Superstar
This rhyming and wonderfully illustrated children's book has been written by Skcin to help children learn about the importance of sun safety and key sun safe messaging in a fun and engaging way. Used nationally within our Sun Safe School's and Nurseries accreditation schemes, the book has proved hugely popular with children of both pre-school and primary school age.
Courtesy of AXA PPP Healthcare, the book has now been animated and voiced by celebrity Mum, Jenny Frost, so it can be enjoyed online by all.

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Sun Safe Summer Activity Pack

Children's Activity Pack
If you recognise the importance of our future generations growing up with a knowledge of sun safety that could just save their life, then this fun packed, Sun Safe Summer Activity Pack, produced by Skcin is a great way to get kids engaged! With 10 different educational activities, suitable for primary school aged children, you can keep your little sunbeams occupied whilst learning all about sun safety.

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Skcin Logo
If you'd like to promote the work of Skcin and require a copy of our logo, please download it here. Should you require a higher resolution version for print, please get in touch.

Skcin Sponsorship form
If you'd like to help Skcin with our work by raising money, please download our sponsorship form here. For further information on how you can get involved with ideas on how to raise money please visit:
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Skin Cancer Prevention Top Tips
Skin Cancer Prevention Top Tips
Look after your skin and follow
the golden rules of sun safety
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Sunbeds Can Cause Melanoma!
Sunbeds Can Cause Melanoma!
Sunbeds are not safe - fact! Find
out the truth and misconceptions
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Am I at risk of Skin Cancer
Am I at risk of Skin Cancer
Learn about your skin type level
of associated risk and protection...
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Sunburn And Skin Cancer
Sunburn And Skin Cancer
Find out what happens when we
burn and why it’s important not to
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Solar UV Radiation - The Facts
Solar UV Radiation - The Facts
Know your UVA from UVB - learn
how UVR can cause skin cancer
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Sun Safety for Children & Babies
Sun Safety for Children & Babies
A child’s delicate skin can easily
burn - learn how to protect them
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The Vitamin D Debate
The Vitamin D Debate
Uncertain about Vitamin D and
how much sun we need?
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Skcin News

Cavendish Close Infant and Nursery School completes Step 4 towards renewing their Sun Safe Accreditation - Lesson Plan

Skcin are pleased to announce that Cavendish Close Infant and Nursery School in Derby have completed Step 4 towards rene...


Cavendish Close Infant and Nursery School completes Step 3 towards renewing their Sun Safe Accreditation - Assembly Plan

Skcin are pleased to announce that Cavendish Close Infant and Nursery School in Derby have completed Step 3 towards rene...


Congratulations to Tiny Toez @ Westfield who have just renewed their Sun Safe Nurseries Accreditation.

Skcin are pleased to announce that Tiny Toez @ Westfield in Staffordshire have renewed their Sun Safe Nurseries Accredit...


Tiny Toez @ Westfield Completes Step 1 towards becoming a Sun Safe Nursery - Sun Hats, Sunscreen & Role Models

Congratulations to Tiny Toez @ Westfield for issuing Sun Safety Fact Sheets to all their pupils. Tiny Toez @ Westfield h...


Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Writtle Completes Step 3 towards becoming a Sun Safe Nursery - Teaching Resources & Activities

Congratulations to Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Writtle for reading George the Sun Safe Superstar to all their children and in...

In The Media

‘A handful’ of gene faults can turn a healthy cell cancerous

News report Fewer than 10 errors in the DNA inside cells are enough to drive development of a cancer, according to ne...

Studies Identify Therapies That May Delay Melanoma Recurrence after Surgery

Two recent clinical trials have identified treatments that may delay cancer from returning in some patients with melanom...

In Melanoma, Personalized Treatment Vaccines Show Promise

Results of an early-phase trial showed that a treatment vaccine personalized to a specific patient’s cancer generated ...

Extensive Lymph Node Surgery Does Not Increase Survival in Melanoma

A conservative approach to lymph node removal surgery may be best for people with melanoma that has spread from the skin...

Avelumab Becomes First Approved Treatment for Patients with Merkel Cell Carcinoma

The FDA has approved the first drug ever for the rare skin cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma, and updated data show an impro...

Avelumab Induces Sustained Tumor Responses in Some Patients with Rare Skin Cancer

In a phase II clinical trial, some patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma whose cancer has progressed despite tr...

Mutations Linked to Immunotherapy Resistance

Researchers identified mutations in relapsed melanoma tumors that block the anticancer effects of the checkpoint inhibit...

Partner-Aided Skin Exams Increase Early Detection of New Melanomas

People previously treated for melanoma can team up with a spouse, family member, or a friend and be trained to find new ...

Online Tool Helps Users Distinguish Moles from Melanoma

“Moles to Melanoma: Recognizing the ABCDE Features” presents photos that show changes in individual pigmented lesion...

Pembrolizumab Shows Promise in Patients with Rare Form of Skin Cancer

In a small clinical trial, more than half of the patients with an aggressive form of skin cancer called Merkel cell carc...

High-Magnification Microscopy Visualizes Tumor Blood Vessels in Real Time

High-powered intravital microscopy reveals that 50 percent of blood vessels in melanoma tumors do not have any blood flo...

Novel Strategy Isolates Immune Cells in the Blood that Recognize Melanoma

NCI scientists have developed a novel strategy for identifying immune cells circulating in the blood that recognize spec...

FDA Approves Cobimetinib as Part of Drug Combination for Advanced Melanoma

The FDA has approved the targeted drug cobimetinib, in combination with another targeted therapy, to treat patients with...

FDA Approves Talimogene Laherparepvec to Treat Metastatic Melanoma

The FDA has approved the first oncolytic virus therapy, talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC). The drug was approved for the ...

FDA Approves Nivolumab for Some Melanomas and Lung Cancers

The FDA has approved nivolumab in combination with ipilimumab for advanced melanoma and nivolumab alone for advanced non...

Oncolytic Virus Therapy Shows Benefit in Patients with Melanoma

In a large clinical trial, the oncolytic virus therapy T-VEC improved the durable response rate and median survival in p...

Most American Adults Do Not Use Sunscreen Regularly

The majority of Americans are not using sunscreen regularly to protect their skin from damage caused by the sun’s ultr...

New on Cancer.gov: Resources on Melanoma Therapies

Several new resources that provide more details about the changing treatment landscape for advanced melanoma have recent...

Which Patients Will Benefit from Immunotherapy for Cancer? Some Hints Emerge

Researchers have identified a “genetic signature” in the tumors of patients with advanced melanoma who responded to ...

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