Skin cancers are the most common form of cancers in New Zealand. The incidence of melanoma skin cancer is among the highest in the world.
The Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Task Force (USA-based) have released recommendations and findings on primary and middle school interventions to prevent skin cancer. This highlights the importance of programmes such as ours in preventing skin cancer. Read More »
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) have assessed observational studies that found increased risk for both squamous cell and basal cell cancer from intermittent sun exposure in childhood, especially sunbathing, was also assocaited with an increased risk for melanoma. Read More »
Useful information to help understand how to use sunscreen and which to buy. Read More »
Congratulations to the winning schools in the SunSmart Schools Video Competition. It was a tough job picking the winners but we had fun and the winning schools are as follows: Category Year 1-4: Renwick School, Renwick Category 5-8: Wairakei School, Christchurch Category Te Reo: Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay Read More »