100 million Americans suffer from skin cancers, diseases and disorders

Founded in 1987, American Skin Association works to defeat melanoma and other serious forms of skin disease by:

  • Advancing research
  • Raising public awareness
  • Championing good skin health - particularly among children

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The Wonders of Skin The Seven Principles for a Lifetime of Healthy Skin

As champions of skin health, ASA strives to educate children and teenagers on its importance. Through ASA’s Education Council, the organization has developed an invaluable tool for people of all ages to protect their health and quality of life, now and in the future. Learn the Seven Principles »

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Educators & Schools

ASA's free education programs provide teachers and students with critical skills and information to maintain healthy skin.

The Wonders of Skin: Looking Good, Being Healthy offers comprehensive school-based instruction for Grades K-12.

The Skin You're In addresses topics of interest to preteens and young teens — acne, sun safety and atopic dermatitis.

Scientists & Research

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Grant applications for both targeted and general skin disease research are now being accepted in five areas – melanoma/skin cancer, psoriasis/inflammatory diseases, vitiligo/pigment cell biology, childhood diseases, and quality of life/health services/outcome studies.

Proposals are reviewed by the Medical Advisory Committee on the basis of scientific merit, relevance, and promise.


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