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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

Young Brits Disregard Skin Cancer Risks at Home

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Skcin Attend Sun Safe Assembly with MP Alistair Burt at Raynsford CofE Academy in Henlow

Skcin Attend Sun Safe Assembly with MP Alistair Burt at Raynsford CofE Academy in Henlow On Friday 18th July Skcin had ...


Actinica Lotion® offers new hope for patients at high risk of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

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Virgin Hols Sun Sheriffs

VIRGIN HOLIDAYS ‘SUN SHERIFFS’ RIDE INTO TOWN TO PROMOTE SUN SAFETYUNIFORMED ‘SUN SHERIFFS’ WILL BE LAYING DOWN ...


Skcin & AXA PPP Healthcare

We’ve teamed up with AXA PPP Healthcare to launch an innovative campaign about the sun.  Our campaign aims to bri...

In The Media

Approval close for new skin cancer drug

A new medication for the treatment of melanoma, called dabrafenib, (Tafinla), should be widely available for NHS use in ...

Centre researchers identify a new genetic risk factor for melanoma

Centre researchers have led an international collaboration to examine the role of chromosomal telomere length in melanom...

Sunscreen not enough to protect against skin cancer

Sunscreen alone may not be enough to protect against skin cancer, say scientists...

Knowing your skin – sun, lifestyle and skin cancer risk

Centre researcher Professor Julia Newton Bishop has joined forces with textile artist Gabrielle Miller on an innovative ...

Sunbeds may cause skin cancer even without burning

People who regularly use sunbeds could be greatly increasing their chances of skin cancer, even if they take care to avo...

Centre researchers’ excellence recognised

Professors Julia Newton-Bishop and Phil Quirke have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of med...

Sun exposure: skin cancer is not the whole story

Too little exposure to the sun may be as bad as too much, according to a 10-year study of Swedish women....

Melanoma rates rising since the 70s

The rates of people diagnosed with malignant melanoma are five times higher than in the 1970s, although survival from t...

Genetic mutations can warn of skin cancer risk

Mutations in a specific gene are responsible for a hereditary form of skin cancer...

Restrictions applied to skin cancer drug

Ipilimumab, a skin cancer medication should not be given to patients as a first-line treatment, the NHS treatments regul...

Vinnie Jones has skin cancer

Vinnie Jones has revealed he has been diagnosed with malignant melanoma – the most serious type of skin cancer....

New skin cancer drug vismodegib (Erivedge)

A new drug treatment is available for people with severe basal-cell carcinoma skin cancer. Before regulators licensed vi...

Skin cancer: 8 in 10 now survive

More than 8 out of 10 people diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, will now survive...

Skin cancer and lower risk of Alzheimer's disease

People who have non-melanoma skin cancer may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research ...

NHS approving 'breakthrough' skin cancer drugs

Two new skin cancer treatments, ipilimumab (Yervoy) and vemurafenib (Zelboraf), are to be approved for NHS funding in En...

Sun beds may explain the rise in skin cancer in young people

There has been a huge increase in one type of skin cancer in recent decades, especially among young people. New research...

Taking aspirin 'protects against skin cancer'

Taking aspirin, or other similar painkillers, could lower your risk of getting skin cancer, a study suggests. But it's t...

Women ignoring sun protection advice

Nearly one in four women won't be using sunscreen on holidays abroad this year, increasing their risk of skin cancer, ac...

Sunbed warning after skin cancer rise

Latest figures show a steep rise in the number of cases of skin cancer in Scotland, with sunbed use blamed for contribut...

Skin cancer drug rejected

NICE issues draft guidance rejecting ipilimumab (Yervoy) as too expensive for NHS use...

Decision next year on skin cancer drug

A decision on whether to approve ipilimumab (Yervoy) for use in the NHS is expected early next year...

UK schools need 'sun safety policy'

Schools should draw up sun safety codes and teach children abou the dangers of skin cancer as a result of too much sun, ...

UK advice on sun screen strength is 'too low'

Editorial in the BMJ's Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin says NICE needs to rethink its advice on sunscreen...

Skin cancer light therapy rejected

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is to reject a high tech ‘sticking plaster’, used t...

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