Save Your Skin Weekly Flashback! [July 16th-22nd]

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! We’ve got a lot of links to share with you this week, but we’d first like to call your attention to our partnership with Innovicares, Canada’s only free manufacturer and patient benefit plan! You can learn more here. We are also running a sunburn survey, and would love for you to take it! You can fill it out here. If you’re looking to brush up on your melanoma knowledge, we’ve been sharing this Aim at Melanoma list of statistics. We also shared with you that Aim at Melanoma is running a free nurse on call service that can be reached at or 1-877-246-2635! Cool, huh?

(WorkSafe BC, “Sun Safety at Work: Employers”)


Here are some links we shared with you this week:

This Sydney Morning Herald piece criticizing health advice from celebrities

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guide to protecting children from the sun

This article in Melanoma News Today announcing that researchers have identified ways melanoma tumours can bypass immune checkpoints, leading to new research opportunities

This article on 680 CJOB citing Manitoba as one of Canada’s leaders in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Way to go, Manitoba!

This National Institutes of Health article about keeping elderly people safe from heatstroke, and some general tips to stay safe on hot days

This OncLive peer exchange video about incorporating prognostic factors into melanoma (with more videos below!)

This patient testimonial from Leo Pharma Global about living with actinic keratosis

This article in Australia’s ABC News about Keytruda’s success in almost 50% of patients!

This OncLive article reporting that long-term follow up has shown that Sonidegib can be beneficial for basal cell carcinoma

This Leo Pharma Global informational video about actinic keratosis

This article in Science Daily reporting that, despite the 2013 ban, indoor tanning rates of persons under 17 in New Jersey have not declined

This OncLive article reporting the benefit of Vismodegib in basal cell carcinoma patients

This Science Daily article announcing that Spanish researchers have uncovered some genetic reasons why men are more susceptible to skin cancer than women!