UCSF to Hold Free Skin Cancer Screening as Part of Guinness World Record Attempt May 6

By Nancy Chan, UCSF News Services | March 24, 2006

Members of the public are invited to undergo free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, May 6, at a UCSF community event that is part of a national effort to set a new Guinness world record.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero Street, 3rd Floor, in San Francisco. No appointment is necessary.

Sponsored by the UCSF Department of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology, the event is part of a nationwide goal to screen 5,606 people for skin cancer in a single day and set the new record.

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 and through early detection, it can be highly curable. In addition to receiving a free skin cancer screening, participants also will be educated about sun protection and self skin examinations.

For more information about the event, visit www.aad.org or call (415) 353-7800.

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