RAISING AWARENESS THROUGH EDUCATION
PROMOTING PREVENTION & EARLY DETECTION CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE
SKCIN: THE KAREN CLIFFORD SKIN CANCER CHARITY / REGISTERED CHARITY: 1150048
WE NEED YOUR HELP! PLEASE HELP US TO STOP SKIN CANCER TAKING MORE LIVES. WE ARE HUGELY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
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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...
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 means that almost all skin cancers
are preventable by being sun savvy!
THAT'S WHY SKCIN ARE
DEDICATED TO PROMOTING
Through national educational,
accreditation schemes, campaigns,
partnerships and initiatives...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Get Involved / Fundraise for Skcin
the golden rules of sun safety
out the truth and misconceptions
of associated risk and protection...
burn and why it’s important not to
how UVR can cause skin cancer
burn - learn how to protect them
how much sun we need?
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Congratulations to Caroline Gisbourne for completing the MASCED Accreditation!“Thank you so much, i have found thi...
19th Feb 2018 11:46am
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17th Feb 2018 4:49pm
Congratulations to Jan Arblaster for completing the MASCED Accreditation!“I am trained in advanced cosmetic proced...
17th Feb 2018 4:48pm
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In The Media
Science blog ‘Ultra-processed’ foods were linked with cancer this week following a large study. Researchers defin...
17th Feb 2018 9:00am
News report Two new cancer drugs have been approved for use on the NHS in Scotland. Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) was ap...
15th Feb 2018 10:00am
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7th Feb 2018 11:45am
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19th Oct 2017 12:00am
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4th Aug 2017 12:00am
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30th Jun 2017 12:00am
The FDA has approved the first drug ever for the rare skin cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma, and updated data show an impro...
3rd Apr 2017 12:00am
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6th Oct 2016 12:00am
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5th Aug 2016 12:00am
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27th Jul 2016 12:00am
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23rd May 2016 12:00am
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19th Apr 2016 12:00am
High-powered intravital microscopy reveals that 50 percent of blood vessels in melanoma tumors do not have any blood flo...
17th Mar 2016 12:00am
NCI scientists have developed a novel strategy for identifying immune cells circulating in the blood that recognize spec...
11th Mar 2016 12:00am
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15th Dec 2015 12:00am
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25th Nov 2015 12:00am
The FDA has approved nivolumab in combination with ipilimumab for advanced melanoma and nivolumab alone for advanced non...
10th Nov 2015 12:00am
In a large clinical trial, the oncolytic virus therapy T-VEC improved the durable response rate and median survival in p...
21st Jul 2015 12:00am
The majority of Americans are not using sunscreen regularly to protect their skin from damage caused by the sun’s ultr...
1st Jun 2015 12:00am
Several new resources that provide more details about the changing treatment landscape for advanced melanoma have recent...
6th Jan 2015 12:00am
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