Skin Cancer Institute represented at international conference

Skin Cancer Institute represented at international conference

Representatives of the Skin Cancer Institute at the Arizona Cancer Center are participating in the 1st International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 3-5.

Skin Cancer Institute programs being presented in workshops and poster sessions at the conference include:

• Development of a Pan Pacific Skin Cancer Consortium, by SCI deputy director Robin Harris, PhD

• UV dosimetry and circulating vitamin D in a sub-sample of over-the-counter supplement study participants, by Naja McKenzie, PhD

• Project SASS: A peer-led program to deliver sun safety messages to high school students, by Lois Loescher, PhD; Denise Spartonos and Robin Harris

• ‘Hats on’: educating parents about sun safety with baby sun hat gift bags, by Heather Hiscox, MPH

• Development of a skin cancer prevention and detection video intervention for solid organ transplant recipients, by Lois Loescher

• Photographic scale for dermatological assessment of forearm sun damage, by Naja McKenzie

More information about several of these programs is available in the Spring 2011 issue of Act Against Cancer.