Media Alert: Australians Worried About Skin Cancer, But Are They Taking Care?

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26th October 2010, 06:26pm - Views: 506
Australians Worried About Skin Cancer Risk, But Are They Taking Care?

Australian Cricket's Twenty-20 captain and Test vice captain, Michael Clarke, will join Cancer Council Australia and Australasian College of Dermatologists to launch new research highlighting the surprising number of Australians who believe they are at risk of skin cancer.

But is that concern translating into action? Are Australians protecting their skin from the sun and keeping an eye on their skin for potential cancers? And what does it mean for men, who comprise two thirds of the 1700 skin cancer deaths each year?

Craig Sinclair, Chair of Cancer Council Australia's Public Health Committee, will present the research findings and will be joined by Dr Phillip Artemi, Dermatologist, Australasian College of Dermatologists to discuss skin checking. Michael Clarke and case studies, including a young man who recently had a melanoma removed, will also share their personal experiences of skin cancer.

Michael will also feature in a new Cancer Council Community Service Announcement.

When: Wed, 27 Oct at 10 10:45am (set-up from 9.30am)
Where: Centennial Parklands Dining, Grand Drive
Centennial Park (nearest entrance is Paddington Gates)

Interview and photo opportunities

*Michael Clarke, Australian Cricket's Twenty-20 captain and Test vice captain
*Frank Raynolds, 27-year-old Sydney man who recently had a melanoma removed
*Craig Sinclair, Chair of Cancer Council Australia's Public Health Committee
*Dr Phillip Artemi, Dermatologist, Australasian College of Dermatologists
*Men aged 40+ will be playing a casual game of cricket and will be available for photos, footage and to discuss their attitudes to sun protection and skin cancer.

Media contacts
Kate Dorrell on
0404 691 838 or

Sue Bobbermein on
0425 560 711

Note Michael Clarke is not available for interviews outside the media conference time.

SOURCE: Cancer Council Australia


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