Health Care Providers

Local dermatologists can help diagnose deadly melanoma earlier than ever before with The Skin Cancer Foundation's "Heads Up!" program.

Beauty professionals can notice suspicious lesions in hard to spot areas before they become serious. Dermatologists can help them learn what to look for. Find out how you can host a "Heads Up!" event in your area.

Informational Brochures

The Skin Cancer Institute has developed several educational brochures. We offer information about skin cancer, sunscreen facts, sun protection for outdoor workers and  how to protect children from the sun.

These materials are available at a nominal cost for use at your practice or facility.

To receive a sample of these brochures or to place an order, please contact Denise Spartonos, (520) 626-1037,

Educational Video

"Skin Cancer: Learn to Spot it Early"

A collaborative effort of the Arizona Cancer Center Skin Cancer Institute, the College of Nursing and the Office of Instruction and Assessment (OIA) resulted in the 12-minute video. The video features a detailed demonstration of how to perform a skin self-exam, what to look for, and testimonials from skin cancer survivors. The video will now be used for patient and community education.

This video is available for purchase. Please contact Lisa Quale at (520) 626-1074 or

Baby Hats

You can purchase a baby hat gift bag directly from The Skin Cancer Institute. The bag includes one baby hat (48-centimeter circumference) and an informational brochure for $10. Call us at (520) 626-8834 for more information on how to purchase your baby hat gift bag.

The Arizona Skin Cancer Institute sponsors training activities and other professional education opportunities.

Current Trends in the Genetics of Melanoma and Clinical Implications

Over 80 physicians and health professionals attended this Continuing Medical Education (CME) event on October 16th, 2010. The all day conference highlighted 7 speakers reviewing current topics in melanoma research.

Melanoma Trends October Conference (pdf, 3 MB)

New Online CME Offering, "Skin Cancer Education for Primary Care" from Medical Directions, Inc.!  Receive a free 30 day trial membership.

An Interactive Case-based Discussion on the Management of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer 

Sixty dermatologists and health professionals from throughout the state of Arizona received Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. This event was held at the Arizona Cancer Center on April 19, 2008 and was televised to Phoenix.

Tucson Melanoma Update

This conference held at the Arizona Cancer Center featured national experts on melanoma detection and treatment, including Skin Cancer Institute physicians. Over 50 dermatologists, surgeons, and nurses from the Arizona community attended this event in November, 2007.