PREVENTION THROUGH AWARENESS AND EDUCATION
The best way to cure melanoma is to prevent it from developing in the first place. Our prevention efforts are focused on impacting public policy, youth education and early detection. Through public policy and youth education, we’re aiming to protect youth from the harmful UV exposure that results from tanning bed use and unsafe sun behavior. We’re also working with dermatology residency training programs to educate residents on the use of dermascopic photography to diagnose malignant lesions earlier, as we know that patients’ outcomes greatly benefit when melanoma is detected and treated early.