The sun is the primary source of excessive ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is the cause of most skin cancers. Immediate adverse effects of excessive exposure are sunburn and eye damage; longer effects include premature aging of the skin and skin cancer.
About the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention
The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has been a trusted resource for the nation’s skin cancer prevention community for over a decade. Our members are the nation’s premier researchers, clinicians, and advocates for melanoma and skin cancer prevention.
We stand as a united voice to reduce skin cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality through awareness, prevention, early detection, research, and advocacy.
The National Council has the connections and the national voice to advocate, to influence, and to increase skin cancer prevention awareness. We bring support, encouragement, and connection to more than 45 organizations, agencies, and associations that are making a real difference in the lives of millions of adults, children, and families throughout the country.
The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is a united voice to reduce skin cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality through awareness, prevention, early detection, research, and advocacy.
The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention will assist in meeting public health sun protection objectives. National Council activities will focus on increasing the proportion of Americans practicing the National Council's sun protection messages.
- Share Information: Share skin cancer prevention information, best practices, resources, and research findings.
- Influence Public Policy and Funding: Advocate the importance of skin cancer prevention and support prevention initiatives on the local, state, and national levels.
- Create Common Messages: Speak as one voice on skin cancer prevention messages to represent the common views of members of the National Council.
- Increase Awareness: Increase awareness of skin cancer and skin cancer prevention behaviors among all populations.
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