Café Scientifique, up next: Skin Cancer: Best Practices for Its Prevention & Treatment

June 4, 2014 at 8:00 am

SwetterWith Susan M. Swetter, MD, Professor of Dermatology Director, Pigmented Lesion & Melanoma Program, Stanford University Medical Center & Cancer Institute

Thursday, June 5
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
3373 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto

Learn about the harmful effects of sun exposure and artificial ultraviolet radiation. Dr. Swetter will share the best protective practices that work to prevent sunburn, photoaging, and skin cancer, including the most deadly type – melanoma. The latest FDA regulations regarding sunscreens will be discussed, focusing on what patients and practitioners alike need to know.

Dr. Susan Swetter received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her dermatology training at Stanford and served as chief resident before joining the Stanford Dermatology faculty in 1994.

Dr. Swetter has directed the Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Clinics at Stanford and the VA since 1995 and serves as Director of the Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program at the Stanford Cancer Institute. Dr. Swetter is the national dermatologist liaison to the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Melanoma Committee, and co-chairs the interdisciplinary Melanoma Working Prevention Group, an Intergroup collaboration dedicated to melanoma control, primary and secondary prevention, and the emerging field of chemoprevention. She serves as the Stanford Principal Investigator for the NCI/University of Arizona Early Phase Cancer Chemoprevention Consortium and on both the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Melanoma Panel and American Academy of Dermatology Melanoma Practice Guidelines task force. Her research interests include prevention and early detection strategies for individuals at increased risk of melanoma, including skin screening, dermoscopy, and targeting high-risk groups for improved melanoma awareness. Dr. Swetter received the 2012 Humanitarian Award from the Melanoma Research Foundation.

We invite you to hear Dr. Swetter’s talk at our next Café Scientifique on Thursday, June 5.