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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

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR UK NURSERIES AND PRE-SCHOOLS FOR BECOMING SUN SAFE!It’s not just the schools that are working h...


Cardiff University Day Care Centre is now an Official Sun Safe Nursery!

Congratulations to Cardiff University Day Care Centre for obtaining their Sun Safe Nursery Status & Award “The...


Congratulations to St Stephens CP School Saltash for completing their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that St Stephens CP School Saltash is now a Sun Safe School.“Our sunsafe journey has...


Congratulations to Westmeads Community Infant School for completing their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that Westmeads Community Infant School is now a Sun Safe School.“We have been really...


Congratulations to Seaham Trinity Primary School for completing their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that Seaham Trinity Primary School is now a Sun Safe School.“The scheme is well tho...

In The Media

Dave Sims: A family uniting against cancer

Research Feature There are so many areas of CRUK research which rely on the involvement of patients in studies and tr...

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 ...

Redhead genes linked to skin cancer

Gene variants in people with red hair, pale skin and freckles have been linked to a higher number of gene mutations in s...

Skin cancer rising in over 55s

The highest number of people aged 55 and over have been diagnosed with the most dangerous form of skin cancer in a singl...

Skin cancer drugs fast tracked for NHS approval

Patients with advanced skin cancer in England and Wales will be able to access a combination of 2 immunotherapy drugs af...

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...

NHS approves new advanced skin cancer drug

The NHS is England is to make nivolumab (Opdivo) available as a new treatment option for advanced skin cancer....

Ski holiday sunscreen warning

People heading for the ski slopes are being advised to pack sunscreen to avoid the risk of skin cancer...

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...

Moles on arm can indicate higher skin cancer risk

Can the number of moles on your upper right arm predict your risk of developing melanoma?...

Melanoma drug gets NHS approval in England

Patients in England with advanced skin cancer due to melanoma are set to get more treatment options following two announ...

Skin cancer risk after organ transplants

People who have an organ transplant may be at a higher risk of developing melanoma skin cancer, according to a new US st...

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...

Combined cancer drugs show promise for melanoma

A combination of 2 immunotherapy cancer medications could help around 60% of people with advanced melanoma, according to...

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...

Cold sore virus 'can target skin cancer'

Scientists say a genetically modified version of the herpes virus is a potential treatment for malignant melanoma, the m...

Popular sunscreens fail consumer test

Two out of 13 leading sunscreens fail to live up to their claims of providing a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30, accor...

'Escape to the sun' skin cancer concerns

The NHS regulator for England is trying to help people understand the benefits and risks of sun exposure so people can s...

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 ...

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 ...

Sunscreen not enough to protect against skin cancer

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

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...

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