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Florida Winters

UV Rays in Winter: The Other Side of the Sun

Learn how to protect your skin year-round Read More


Melanoma Cells

Advancements in Melanoma

In 2008, the cancer center established the Donald A. Adam Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center of Excellence to bring researchers and clinicians from across disciplines to promote translational research, taking the discoveries in the lab directly to the patients. The goal was to improve diagnosis and increase treatment options for all types of skin cancer. Read More


Don’t Sacrifice Skin Health For Vitamin D. Take a Supplement

Recent headlines argue sunscreen use may block vitamin D absorption. Read More


Do You Know How to Spot Melanoma in Kids?

Watch for itching, bleeding, colorful spots and growing moles. Read More


Rare Melanoma Can’t Keep This Clown Down

She dons makeup, wig, bowtie to give back to pediatric patients. Read More


Moffitt’s Melanoma Expertise Benefits Children, Too

Pediatric melanoma clinic gathers kids with uncommon diagnosis. Read More


Don’t Get Burned with DIY Sunscreen Trend

Experts say stick to store-bought for best protection. Read More


Moffitt Sets Records at Annual Pier 60 Cancer Screening Event

The event, which just completed its 23rd year, offered free screenings for skin cancers as well as a variety of head and neck cancers. Read More


Is SPF Makeup Enough?

Two-in-one products may not be best bet for sun protection. Read More


Moffitt Research Moves New Immunotherapy Closer to FDA Approval

Some cancer patients may be one step closer to being treated with cells from their own tumors. Read More


Sunscreen Effects Are More Than Skin Deep

Recent study on sunscreen absorption in blood has Moffitt expert offering alternatives Read More


You Have the Freckle. Should You be Worried?

Another new internet challenge certainly has people talking. But this one doesn’t debate what is heard on a recording or the color of a dress. This one is all about a freckle. Read More


Melanoma in Children

The deadliest form of skin cancer is also the most common skin cancer diagnosed in children. Read More


UK Football Player Battled Rare Melanoma

Although it accounts for only about 5% of all melanomas, acral melanoma represents 33% of melanomas in dark-skinned people. Read More


Eyes on a Rare Form of Melanoma

About 2,000 Americans are diagnosed with Ocular Melanoma each year. Read More


Making Progress Against Melanoma?

As Skin Cancer Awareness Month begins, Moffitt continues studies of deadliest form Read More


Herpes Virus Can be Used to Treat Melanoma. Which Cancer is Next?

Since the approval of talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC, Imlygic®) in 2015, Moffitt has been using this modified form of the herpes virus as a standard treatment for melanoma patients. Read More


Baseball Fans Swing for the Fences with Skin Screenings

Baseball fans up and down Florida’s West coast took advantage of Moffitt Cancer Center’s 12th annual Spring Swing® Sun Safety Tour this year. Read More


Beauty is Skin Deep

Former Miss Universe diagnosed with Melanoma Read More


Multiple Skin Cancers Could Indicate Higher Risks for Other Cancers

A recent study that suggests multiple occurrences of common skin cancers may indicate an increased risk for other cancers. Read More


Herpes Virus Shows Promise in Shrinking Cancer Tumors

A modified version of the virus, now used on melanoma patients, may expand to treat other cancers. Read More


A New Drug Could Soon Be Available to Treat a Common Form of Skin Cancer

Nearly half of the patients who participated in the trial saw their tumors shrink. Read More


Moffitt’s Pediatric Melanoma Clinic Day Gives Young Patients a Chance to Connect

Dr. Vernon Sondak heads up the pediatric melanoma clinic, which includes children’s activities, treats and balloon animals. Read More


Do You Know the Tell 'Tail' Signs of Canine Skin Cancer?

According to the American Kennel Club, skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of tumor found in dogs. Read More


Sunscreen Pills Are A Thing, But The Thing Is, They Don’t Really Work

Moffitt Cancer Center doctors warn that there’s no pill or capsule that can replace your sunscreen. Read More


Latest National Cancer Report is Good News/Bad News

Overall Cancer Deaths Down, But Problems Persist for Some Populations. Read More


More Young Women Affected By Melanoma

Studies show the rate of melanoma among children, adolescents and young adults has reached epidemic proportion. Read More


Getting a Gel Manicure? You May Want To Pack Your Sunscreen

Consider applying SPF to your hands and feet the next time you get a mani and pedi. Read More


Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Rare, Deadly and on the Rise

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare but deadly type of skin cancer that is on the rise, driven by an aging population. Read More


K Tee Clown

Rare Melanoma Can’t Keep This Clown Down

She dons makeup, wig, bowtie to give back to pediatric patients. Read More



Pediatric Melanoma Patients 2019

Moffitt’s Melanoma Expertise Benefits Children, Too

Pediatric melanoma clinic gathers kids with uncommon diagnosis. Read More


DIY Sunscreen

Don’t Get Burned with DIY Sunscreen Trend

Experts say stick to store-bought for best protection. Read More


Mole Patrol Pier 60

Moffitt Sets Records at Annual Pier 60 Cancer Screening Event

The event, which just completed its 23rd year, offered free screenings for skin cancers as well as a variety of head and neck cancers. Read More


SPF Makeup

Is SPF Makeup Enough?

Two-in-one products may not be best bet for sun protection. Read More


Britta Beningfield Immunotherapy

Moffitt Research Moves New Immunotherapy Closer to FDA Approval

Some cancer patients may be one step closer to being treated with cells from their own tumors. Read More


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Sunscreen Effects Are More Than Skin Deep

Recent study on sunscreen absorption in blood has Moffitt expert offering alternatives Read More


Freckle Wrists Group

You Have the Freckle. Should You be Worried?

Another new internet challenge certainly has people talking. But this one doesn’t debate what is heard on a recording or the color of a dress. This one is all about a freckle. Read More


Melanoma In Children

Melanoma in Children

The deadliest form of skin cancer is also the most common skin cancer diagnosed in children. Read More


JOSHUA PASCHAL

UK Football Player Battled Rare Melanoma

Although it accounts for only about 5% of all melanomas, acral melanoma represents 33% of melanomas in dark-skinned people. Read More


Ocular Melanoma

Eyes on a Rare Form of Melanoma

About 2,000 Americans are diagnosed with Ocular Melanoma each year. Read More


Melanoma Month Begins

Making Progress Against Melanoma?

As Skin Cancer Awareness Month begins, Moffitt continues studies of deadliest form Read More


Herpes Simplex Cancer

Herpes Virus Can be Used to Treat Melanoma. Which Cancer is Next?

Since the approval of talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC, Imlygic®) in 2015, Moffitt has been using this modified form of the herpes virus as a standard treatment for melanoma patients. Read More


Spring Swing 2019 Tour

Baseball Fans Swing for the Fences with Skin Screenings

Baseball fans up and down Florida’s West coast took advantage of Moffitt Cancer Center’s 12th annual Spring Swing® Sun Safety Tour this year. Read More


Miss Universe Dayanara

Beauty is Skin Deep

Former Miss Universe diagnosed with Melanoma Read More


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Is Skin Cancer Itchy?

An itchy skin rash could be a warning sign of skin cancer. But, itching is very common and can occur for many reasons other than cancer. Read More


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Tanning Bed Use Can Raise Your Chance of a Second Melanoma Diagnosis

There is no such thing as a healthy tan and trying to maintain that illusion during the winter months by tanning indoors is a dangerous plan, according to researchers. Read More


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Multiple Skin Cancers Could Indicate Higher Risks for Other Cancers

A recent study that suggests multiple occurrences of common skin cancers may indicate an increased risk for other cancers. Read More


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A New Drug Could Soon Be Available to Treat a Common Form of Skin Cancer

Nearly half of the patients who participated in the trial saw their tumors shrink. Read More


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Herpes Virus Shows Promise in Shrinking Cancer Tumors

A modified version of the virus, now used on melanoma patients, may expand to treat other cancers. Read More


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Do You Know the Tell 'Tail' Signs of Canine Skin Cancer?

According to the American Kennel Club, skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of tumor found in dogs. Read More


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Sunscreen Pills Are A Thing, But The Thing Is, They Don’t Really Work

Moffitt Cancer Center doctors warn that there’s no pill or capsule that can replace your sunscreen. Read More


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The Five Most Common Mistakes People Make When Applying Sunscreen

The process of applying sunscreen sounds like it should be a no-brainer, right? Not so fast. Read More


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More Young Women Affected By Melanoma

Studies show the rate of melanoma among children, adolescents and young adults has reached epidemic proportion. Read More


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Getting a Gel Manicure? You May Want To Pack Your Sunscreen

Consider applying SPF to your hands and feet the next time you get a mani and pedi. Read More


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Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Rare, Deadly and on the Rise

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare but deadly type of skin cancer that is on the rise, driven by an aging population. Read More


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Scars and Skin Cancer: What to Know

Researchers have recently identified new ways for surgeons to minimize the scarring that results from skin cancer surgery. Read More


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Ways to Teach Kids About Sun Safety

Even if sun-safe practices are second nature to you, explaining sun safety to your children might still be a bit of a challenge. Read More


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Young Patients Connect During Moffitt's Pediatric Melanoma Clinic Day

Most 11-year-old children don’t know how to pronounce words like cutaneous, ocular or amelanotic, let alone know the difference between these types of melanomas, but it comes second nature for Allison Rupp. Read More


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Infographic: Keeping Your Skin Safe During the Summer

Need help picking out the right sun protection gear? Avoid the sun a little easier with this infographic. Read More


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Ask the Experts: Your Questions About Skin Cancer Answered

In Moffitt's second Ask the Experts Facebook Live event, oncologist Dr. Vernon Sondak answered your questions about skin cancer and the dangers of sun exposure. Read More


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Ask the Experts: Do You Have Questions about Sun Safety?

Get the facts and find out how you can stay protected this summer by tuning in to our "Ask the Experts" Facebook Live series on June 13. Read More


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What to Look for When Buying Sunglasses

It’s important to wear sunglasses that adequately protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Read More


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What Is an Atypical Mole?

Many people are aware that one of the most common warning signs of melanoma - a very aggressive form of skin cancer - is an atypical mole. Read More


Sun And Clouds

Infographic: How to Check Your Skin For Skin Cancer

Skin cancer screenings are important to help detect cancer early, when it's most treatable. The first step is to get familiar with your body and know what is normal. Read More


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Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

While cancer prevention techniques continue to evolve, all experts agree that cancer risk can be directly influenced by certain lifestyle choices. Read More


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Brandon's Story

Receiving a melanoma diagnosis came as quite a shock to Brandon after two dermatologists told him that the mole on his right temple was of no concern. Read More


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Mole Patrol Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Mole Patrol celebrated its 20th anniversary on Aug. 6 with an annual screening event on Clearwater Beach at the Pier 60 Pavilion. Read More


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Pediatric Skin Cancer Patients Participate in Annual Check-Up Day

Pediatric patients took part in Moffitt’s annual “check-up day” for children battling melanoma and skin-related cancers at McKinley Outpatient Center. Read More


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Summer Sun Safety Month – Learn to Protect Yourself Year Round

School’s out, vacation season is in full swing and almost everyone wants to spend time outdoors. It’s important to take some precautions to help ensure that you don’t get too much of a good thing. Read More


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It’s UV Safety Month – Learn to Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer

Many people enjoy the warmth of the sun and the look of a suntan. Make no mistake about it, though: there is no such thing as a "healthy tan." Read More


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Are Higher SPF Sunscreens More Effective?

Many experts point out sunscreens with very high SPF ratings can provide a false sense of security and encourage people to neglect other protective behaviors. Read More


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Does Sunscreen Block Vitamin D From the Sun?

Most people know that Vitamin D helps build strong bones and is activated by the sun. Does sunscreen block it? Get the facts. Read More


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Don’t Fry Day – Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer Today and Every Day

Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. With more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed each year in the United States, its incidence has reached epidemic proportions. But, the good news is that almost all cases are entirely preventable. Read More


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National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

During National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, everyone is encouraged to take action to help prevent skin cancer by reducing the risk of UV damage. Read More


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Melanoma Monday – What You Need to Know

You’ve probably heard of melanoma, which is the most aggressive type of skin cancer. But, maybe you’re not quite sure how the condition develops or who is at risk. Read More


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Are Tanning Beds Safer Than Tanning Outdoors?

Ultraviolet radiation is a known carcinogen that has been directly linked to melanoma and other skin cancers. Read More


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Bringing Patients the Best Quality Care for Lung and Skin Cancer

At Moffitt, our treatment options give patients the best tactics to beat cancer. Early detection from screenings is key to beating a cancer diagnosis. That is why Moffitt takes the lead in bringing the quality care to patients when they get here. Read More


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Tips to Protect Your Skin Against Melanoma, Other Skin Cancers

Here are 10 easy sun-safety tips to better protect your skin from cancer: Read More


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