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:
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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?
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR UK NURSERIES AND PRE-SCHOOLS FOR BECOMING SUN SAFE!It’s not just the schools that are working h...
26th Jun 2017 1:00pm
Congratulations to Cardiff University Day Care Centre for obtaining their Sun Safe Nursery Status & Award “The...
22nd Jun 2017 11:16am
Skcin are pleased to announce that St Stephens CP School Saltash is now a Sun Safe School.“Our sunsafe journey has...
21st Jun 2017 5:09pm
Skcin are pleased to announce that Westmeads Community Infant School is now a Sun Safe School.“We have been really...
21st Jun 2017 3:00pm
Skcin are pleased to announce that Seaham Trinity Primary School is now a Sun Safe School.“The scheme is well tho...
20th Jun 2017 6:22pm
In The Media
Research Feature There are so many areas of CRUK research which rely on the involvement of patients in studies and tr...
20th Jun 2017 9:45am
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
In a phase II clinical trial, some patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma whose cancer has progressed despite tr...
6th Oct 2016 12:00am
Researchers identified mutations in relapsed melanoma tumors that block the anticancer effects of the checkpoint inhibit...
5th Aug 2016 12:00am
People previously treated for melanoma can team up with a spouse, family member, or a friend and be trained to find new ...
27th Jul 2016 12:00am
Gene variants in people with red hair, pale skin and freckles have been linked to a higher number of gene mutations in s...
12th Jul 2016 8:23pm
The highest number of people aged 55 and over have been diagnosed with the most dangerous form of skin cancer in a singl...
1st Jul 2016 12:08pm
Patients with advanced skin cancer in England and Wales will be able to access a combination of 2 immunotherapy drugs af...
17th Jun 2016 1:16pm
“Moles to Melanoma: Recognizing the ABCDE Features” presents photos that show changes in individual pigmented lesion...
23rd May 2016 12:00am
In a small clinical trial, more than half of the patients with an aggressive form of skin cancer called Merkel cell carc...
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
The NHS is England is to make nivolumab (Opdivo) available as a new treatment option for advanced skin cancer....
22nd Jan 2016 9:41am
People heading for the ski slopes are being advised to pack sunscreen to avoid the risk of skin cancer...
6th Jan 2016 11:38am
The FDA has approved the targeted drug cobimetinib, in combination with another targeted therapy, to treat patients with...
15th Dec 2015 12:00am
The FDA has approved the first oncolytic virus therapy, talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC). The drug was approved for the ...
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
Can the number of moles on your upper right arm predict your risk of developing melanoma?...
19th Oct 2015 6:49pm
Patients in England with advanced skin cancer due to melanoma are set to get more treatment options following two announ...
9th Oct 2015 12:18pm
People who have an organ transplant may be at a higher risk of developing melanoma skin cancer, according to a new US st...
14th Aug 2015 11:38am
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
A combination of 2 immunotherapy cancer medications could help around 60% of people with advanced melanoma, according to...
1st Jun 2015 1:51pm
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
Scientists say a genetically modified version of the herpes virus is a potential treatment for malignant melanoma, the m...
27th May 2015 1:41pm
Two out of 13 leading sunscreens fail to live up to their claims of providing a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30, accor...
15th May 2015 7:59am
The NHS regulator for England is trying to help people understand the benefits and risks of sun exposure so people can s...
21st Jan 2015 10:14am
Several new resources that provide more details about the changing treatment landscape for advanced melanoma have recent...
6th Jan 2015 12:00am
Researchers have identified a “genetic signature” in the tumors of patients with advanced melanoma who responded to ...
17th Dec 2014 12:00am
A new medication for the treatment of melanoma, called dabrafenib, (Tafinla), should be widely available for NHS use in ...
18th Sep 2014 12:45pm
Sunscreen alone may not be enough to protect against skin cancer, say scientists...
12th Jun 2014 7:11pm
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
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