Skin Cancer Project Receives Recognition

May 1, 1997
Oncology NEWS International, Oncology NEWS International Vol 6 No 5, Volume 6, Issue 5

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.

HOUSTON--Just in time for another of Texas' legendary red-hot summers,The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is receiving nationaland 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. Andersonfor Texas schools, was a finalist in the American Medical Association's1996 International Health and Medical Film competition. The program alsowon a silver award from the Houston International Film Festival's 1996WorldFest Houston.

Requiring five class periods to complete, the program is the only oneof its kind being used in the United States, said Dr. Michael Ahearn, M.D.Anderson associate vice president for academic affairs. The program isfree to Texas schools and costs $65 for out-of-state schools. For details,call 713-745-1205.

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