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Skin Cancer Project Receives Recognition

Skin Cancer Project Receives Recognition

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 WorldFest Houston.

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, call 713-745-1205.

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