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?
Skcin are pleased to announce that Holmesdale Infant School in South Yorkshire have renewed their Sun Safe Schools Accre...
5th Feb 2016 8:28am
Press Release draft  ...
24th Jan 2016 7:59pm
Congratulations to Bushey And Oxhey Infant School for obtaining their Sun Safe School Status & Award “It h...
15th Jan 2016 6:58pm
Congratulations to Bushey And Oxhey Infant School for carrying out the ‘George the Sun Safe Superstar’ Lesso...
15th Jan 2016 6:58pm
Skcin – Press release Dec 2015In January 2015, Skcin were proud to be given the opportunity to join ...
10th Dec 2015 10:36am
In The Media
Science blog The number of people affected by cancer in the UK can be hard to comprehend. More than 300,000 new cases...
4th Feb 2016 12:01am
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
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
A team of international melanoma researchers, co-led by Dr Mark Iles from the Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology, h...
4th Aug 2015 12:54pm
A combination of 2 immunotherapy cancer medications could help around 60% of people with advanced melanoma, according to...
1st Jun 2015 1:51pm
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
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
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
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