Save Your Skin Weekly Flashback! [August 21st-27th]

Welcome to the Save Your Skin Foundation media flashback- your weekly guide to the melanoma landscape, and the activities of the Save Your Skin Foundation! This week, we’re excited to announce a public forum we are hosting in Nanaimo, B.C. with our friends at La Roche-Posay and Leo Pharma on October 6th! It will be hosted by Dermatologist Dr. Gabriele Weichert, and melanoma survivors Nigel Deacon and Meloney Edghill! More details can be found here and on the banner below. 

Also, if you haven’t registered yet, don’t forget about our Post-ASCO webinar tomorrow (Friday, August 26th!) with Dr. Omid Hamid, Director of the Melanoma Center at The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute. You can register here.



Here are some links we shared with you this week:

The updated Nova Scotia Pharmacare Formulary, which will include Tafinlar and Mekinist as of September 1st

These Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sun safety tips

This article from the Skin Cancer Foundation about the increased rates of melanoma and other skin cancer in organ transplant recipients, and how to lessen your risk

This blog post on Mom’s Makeup Stash which might help you decide on a sunscreen brand

This piece on Vitamin Daily about the new UV patch from La Roche-Posay. Super cool!

This article on Science Daily about the correlation between eye colour mutation and skin cancer risk

Sunburn Map, which provides an up-to-date UV index map

This article on Medical Xpress about a tanning bed survey, which reported that while the majority of women asked support banning tanning beds for users under 18, few support a complete ban

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention infographic about keeping school sun safe

This Canadian Cancer Society PSA about sun safety, and stopping cancer before it starts

This Targeted Oncology article about the future of immunotherapy and oncolytic viruses in cancer treatments

This list from Prevention of six surprising risk factors for skin cancer

This Vancouver Sun article about the shortage of dermatologists in British Columbia

This Daily Beast article about the potential discovery of chemical substances that can halt the metastasization of melanoma from researchers at Tel Aviv University, two other Israeli medical centres, and the German Cancer Research Center

This story in The Daily Telegraph about melanoma arising from a freckle


Thanks for reading, and stay sun safe out there!