Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

SKIN CANCER FOUNDATION INC

  • New York, NY
  • www.skincancer.org

Mission Statement

Since its founding in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world's most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world, with more than 13 million cases diagnosed annually. One of every three cancers diagnosed is a skin cancer, and up to 65,161 people die every year from skin cancer. The incidence of melanoma continues to rise at a rate faster than that of any of the seven most common cancers.

Each year in the U.S. there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. Almost 9,000 people die from melanoma in the U.S. every year. Nonmelanoma cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma have reached critical levels, with squamous cell carcinoma killing 2,500 people each year.

Ninety percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. A person's risk for skin cancer doubles if he or she has had five or more sunburns. Just one blistering sunburn in childhood more than doubles a Caucasian's chances of developing melanoma later in life. However, the incidence of skin cancer can be dramatically reduced through education, behavior modification, and early detection. Skin cancer is primarily a lifestyle disease which is why The Skin Cancer Foundation emphasizes public awareness and education campaigns.

Main Programs

  1. Program Overview

service areas

International

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ruling year

1978

chief executive

Ms. Mary Stine

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Keywords

skin cancer, melanoma, squamous cell, basal cell, actinic keratosis, sun protection, prevention, detection, treatment, medical seminars, research grants, public health

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EIN

13-2948778

Also Known As

The Skin Cancer Foundation

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cancer (G30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Program Overview

Skin cancer is a very preventable disease, which is why The Skin Cancer Foundation emphasizes public awareness of sun protection and skin cancer prevention. Our educational campaigns focus on the prevention, early detection, and treatment of skin cancer. They include publications for both members of the public and medical professionals, public service advertising campaigns, a free skin cancer screening tour, children’s education programs, and more.

Category

None

Budget

$3,852,413.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

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None

service areas

International

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THE SKIN CANCER FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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SKIN CANCER FOUNDATION INC

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms. Mary Stine

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Perry Robins MD

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