HOUSTON--Just in time for another of Texas' legendary red-hot summers,
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is receiving national
and local acclaim for a skin cancer prevention program aimed at fourth-
and fifth-grade students.
"Project S.A.F.E.T.Y. (Sun Awareness for Educating Today's Youth)
for Elementary Schools: Killer Tans," a video produced by M.D. Anderson
for Texas schools, was a finalist in the American Medical Association's
1996 International Health and Medical Film competition. The program also
won a silver award from the Houston International Film Festival's 1996
Requiring five class periods to complete, the program is the only one
of its kind being used in the United States, said Dr. Michael Ahearn, M.D.
Anderson associate vice president for academic affairs. The program is
free to Texas schools and costs $65 for out-of-state schools. For details,