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St. Jude’s Hospital tells parents to protect children from sun damage that contributes to melanoma

Source: Northern Kentucky Tribune, May 2018

As the summer season approaches, pediatric skin cancer scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are alerting parents of genetic research showing that sun damage contributes to melanoma in children and adolescents as well as adults.
The research underscores the need for precautionary measures to help avoid extreme sun exposure for children, including the implementation of routine prevention measures.
“Parents should keep in mind some simple and effective tips to best protect children from the harmful effects of the sun this summer,” said Alberto Pappo, M.D., director of the St. Jude Solid Tumor Division.
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