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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - What role do communities have in skin cancer prevention efforts?

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Media Advisory

Embargoed until: Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 1 p.m. ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
404-639-3286

What

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., and melanoma is the most deadly form. It affects everyone regardless of skin color and can spread to other parts of the body. According to CDC’s new Vital Signs report, community programs could help to prevent an estimated 21,000 new melanoma cases each year.

Who

Ursula Bauer, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Lisa Richardson, M.D., M.P.H., director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

When

Tuesday, June 2 at Noon EST

Dial In

Media: 888-795-0855 
Non-Media: 800-369-1605
INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0331
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions 
Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference. If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

Transcript
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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