See the skin cancer prevention message in the revised European Code Against Cancer:

icon-sunAvoid too much sun, especially for children. Use sun protection.
Do not use sunbeds.


ECL's actions in the area of skin cancer include:

  • Skin Cancer Awareness Day 2015!  March 2015 TBC, with EADV.
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Day 2013!  European Parliament event on UV exposure as occupational risk, with Euromelanoma and EADV, 5 December 2013.
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Day 2012!  European Parliament event on sunbed legislations in collaboration with Euromelanoma and EADV, 4 December 2012. 
  • European Week Against Cancer 2012, Rome, 1 June, Sun Awareness: an Innovative Approach, by Prof. Cristiana Fonseca, Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro
  • European Week Against Cancer 2012, Rome, 1 June, Prevention and Early Diagnosis of Skin Cancer, by Prof Antonio Cozzio, Switzerland
  • European Week Against Cancer 2011, Brussels, 26 May, Scientific Seminar presentation on UV and Cancer Prevention, by Dr Günther Hofbauer, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich
  • UV Radiation and Cancer debate at the European Parliament in June 2010
  • Skin Cancer session (details and download presentations here) at the UICC World Cancer Congress, August 2008
  • "Melanoma: Prevention and Early Diagnosis" Parliamentary event, 3 June 2008.
  • ECL Workshop on "Sun Safety Media Campaigns: What Works", 3 June 2008.
  • ECL Sun Safety Recommendations
  • ECL Workshop on "Being Sunsmart in Europe: Roundtable on Recommendations" 4 May 2007


Some of ECL's actions on skin cancer are funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Garnier International.    

IMPORTANT NOTE:  ECL has a strict policy where none of ECL's financial contributors has any involvement or say in our plans or actions and all funding requests are initiated by ECL! 


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