ATTENTION: CITY DESK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
Contact: Tom Capezzuto
At UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Free Skin Cancer Screenings Scheduled for June 19 and 26
Dermatologists at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of
New Jersey (UMDNJ) will conduct free skin cancer screenings on
Thursday, June 19, and Thursday, June 26. These evaluations will
take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Suite 3200 at the Doctor's
Office Center, 90 Bergen St., Newark.
"The incidence of skin cancer in America is rising dramatically,
with millions of Americans affected and thousands of deaths annually
from melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer," said Robert A. Schwartz,
M.D., M.P.H., professor and head of dermatology at the UMDNJ-New
Jersey Medical School. "The vast majority of skin cancer is preventable.
In addition, it is usually curable if detected early."
These screenings at the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School are funded
through a grant from 3M Pharmaceuticals, a division of 3M Health
Care, which develops, manufactures and sells prescription drug
products related to dermatology and other medical specialties.