Great news! A study recently published in JAMA Dermatology reported that although the overall incidence of melanoma has been increasing over the past several decades, there is a downward trend of cases among adolescents and young adults. Specifically the data showed the incidence peaked in these groups around 2004-2005 and then began to decrease. While the … More Education Efforts Linked to Decreasing Incidence of Melanoma in Young People
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In Key West, Florida a ban is set to take place in January 2021 on the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. The law was passed citing concerns about the impact of these chemicals on coral reefs. Similar bans were considered, but not passed, in Miami Beach and Surfside. In response, legislation (Senate Bill … More Florida Bills Would Preempt Local Efforts to Ban Sales of Certain Sunscreens
The ASDSA Advocacy team was presented with the 2019 Excellency in Advocacy Award for Excellence in a State Issue Campaign by the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference for its role in the SUNucate initiative. In partnership with Women in Government Relations, the conference recognizes everyday women advocates with an annual award. Awards were also … More Advocacy for SUNucate Receives an Award for Excellence in a State Campaign