New President of The Skin Cancer Foundation Emphasizes Public Education
During the program, founder and president Dr. Perry Robins announced that he will retire at the end of the year and named Dr. Deborah S. Sarnoff as his successor as President of the Skin Cancer Foundation. Dr. Sarnoff’s “experience, drive and passion for our cause make her a perfect and obvious choice. I know I am leaving the Foundation in the most capable of hands,” Dr. Robins told the hundreds of physicians, journalists, and celebrities in attendance.
Heads Up! is a skin cancer awareness program, developed by Dr. Sarnoff, which provides beauty professionals with tips on what to look for, and how to speak to their clients if they spot a suspicious lesion.
Read Dr. Sarnoff’s personal story, A Haircut Could Save Your Life, which describes Dr. Sarnoff’s visit to a hair salon and how it prompted her to take immediate action on what could have potentially been a dangerous skin cancer.
Should You Get Screened for Skin Cancer? “It’s a travesty to suggest that the harm from a little biopsy would outweigh the benefit of finding a melanoma early,” said Dr. Deborah Sarnoff , a dermatologist and senior vice president of the Skin Cancer Foundation , a nonprofit organization. “I would hate for someone to read it and not get something checked because there is ‘insufficient evidence’ — It doesn’t come with a billboard saying ‘I am melanocarcinoma.’ ” – Dr. Sarnoff
Edible Sunscreens Are All the Rage, but No Proof They Work
“There really isn’t enough information available to evaluate the effectiveness of these alternative sunscreen products,” Deborah Sarnoff, the senior vice president of the Skin Cancer Foundation, said in an email.
Walking on the Shady Side of the Street A recent study from the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that most of us aren’t using sunscreen at all . “Sadly, we still have a lot of work to do there,” says Deborah Sarnoff, M.D. and senior vice-president of the Skin Cancer Foundation.
“Newsday” voted Dr. Sarnoff one of the Top Doctors in Dermatology for 2016.