UCSF offers free skin cancer

By Kristen Bole on March 12, 2007

## WHAT:

Members of the public are invited to undergo free skin cancer screenings at a UCSF community service event.
As part of a national effort by the American Academy of Dermatology, the UCSF Department of Dermatology will be conducting free skin cancer screenings and educating patients about sun protection. No appointment is necessary.

## WHEN:

Saturday, May 12
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

## WHERE:

UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center
1701 Divisadero Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco

## WHY:

May is designated as Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month® by the American Academy of Dermatology.  Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetimes, but through early detection, it can be highly curable.

## INTERVIEW, PHOTO AND VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES:

UCSF dermatology specialists, individuals undergoing screenings.

## MEDIA CONTACT:

Kristen Bole, UCSF News Office, 415-476-2557.

## ABOUT UCSF:

UCSF is a leading university that advances health worldwide by conducting advanced biomedical research, educating graduate students in the life sciences and health professions, and providing complex patient care.