Screening & Early Detection

The Partnership's core mission to reduce the burden of cancer in Rhode Island is put into effect through our annual skin cancer screenings. The Skin Check program is held during the summer season, which is a time when people are more often exposed to the sun and its harmful rays. 


​In the past we have partnered with NBC 10 WJAR, Brown Dermatology, Lifespan, Rhode Island Department of Health, BankNewport, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and United Way of Rhode Island to provide this complimentary service at several beaches across the state. 


Over 500 participants were screened by attending physicians and resident dermatologists affiliated with Brown during the 2019 events. We expanded our location to Lincoln Woods State Park to accommodate residents who aren’t located close to the state beaches. 

Articles

May 19, 2020

How to Detect Skin Cancer, Even During COVID-19

Medically Reviewed By: Jennifer Y. Lin, MD

It is important to note that cancer has not gone away during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, we must continue to practice sun safety and perform self exams as outlined in this article. Read at Dana-Farber.

Resources

American Lung Association - Saved By The Scan

   A low-dose CT lung cancer screening test and eligibility quiz

CURE Expert Connections- CSCC in the Context of Skin Cancers and Risk Factors

CURE Speaking Out - New, Unusual or Changing: How to Detect Skin Cancer