News Releases

The American Academy of Dermatology issues news releases to keep the public up-to-date on significant research advances, new treatment options, and other newsworthy events in dermatology. The following links take you to news releases about skin cancer.

Stop Skin Cancer On the Spot
November 13, 2008

New Research on Genetic Changes in Melanomas and Teens' Use of Indoor Tanning Could Lead to Better Prevention and Treatment Strategies
July 30, 2008

Indoor Tanning Is Not As Safe As You Think. In Fact, It's Totally Out: Indoor Tanning Dangers Highlighted In New Public Service Advertisement Campaign
May 5, 2008

Recent Advances Make Sunscreen More Effective And Easier To Use
May 5, 2008

Warning: New Skin Cancer Study Finds Outdoor Workers Are Less Likely To Get Screened For Skin Cancer
May 5, 2008

New Studies Support Dermatologists Recommendation: Self-exams, Screenings Vital For Detecting Skin Cancer
May 5, 2008

American Academy Of Dermatology Issues Statement Urging the Public to Be Sun SmartSM
March 26, 2008

New Technology and Improved Techniques Arm Dermatologists with Tools to Minimize Facial Scars From Skin Cancer Surgery
February 3, 2008

Patient Alert: New Study Finds Most Organ Transplant Patients are Unaware of Their Increased Risk for Skin Cancer
February 1, 2008

American Academy of Dermatology Association Commends President Bush for Signing Tanning Accountability and Notification (TAN) Act
September 28, 2007

Research Shows Incidence of Melanoma on the Rise
August 3, 2007

New Study Indicates Tanning May Be Addictive
March 9, 2007

Patients at High Risk for Melanoma Benefit When Partner is Involved in Skin Self-Exams
February 5, 2007

New Study Finds Time Spent Driving an Automobile May Increase Skin Cancer Risk
February 2, 2007


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Studies of African Americans who are diagnosed with melanoma have shown that the condition most often develops on non-sun-exposed areas of the body.

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