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MAY 17, 2007
  Penn Dermatologists Provide Free Skin Cancer Screenings
  Over 250 people scheduled to be screened
   

(PHILADELPHIA) – The Department of Dermatology and the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania will be conducting free screenings where a Penn dermatologist will check people’s skin to determine their risk for developing skin cancer.  Over 250 people are scheduled to receive a free screening. 

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and an estimated 10,850 people will die of skin cancer; 8,110 from melanoma and 2,740 from other skin cancers.  Additionally, 1 in 5 Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime.  “Prevention and early detection are the keys to protecting yourself from skin cancer,” says Chris Miller, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Penn.

WHEN:

Friday May 18, 2007
12:30 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

Department of Dermatology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania [map]
Rhoads Pavilion, Second Floor [floor plan]
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Note: No more appointments are available

Editor's Note: If you plan on attending, or would like to schedule an interview with Dr. Miller, please call Kate Olderman at (215) 349-8369 or (215) 200-2312.

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