The Melanoma Research Foundation 2020 Excellence in Prevention Award
The Melanoma Research Foundation is honored to award this year's Excellence in Prevention Award at the 2020 Denver Virtual Gala to Dr. Robert Dellavalle of Denver VA Medical Center. Dr. Dellavalle leads a prominent research laboratory focused on skin disease prevention and evidence-based dermatology that was the first to summarize global indoor UV tanning age restriction laws, measure compliance with tanning age restrictions, and to call for a tax on UV tanning. He is an amazing melanoma awareness advocate and MRF supporter. Please enjoy this "Meet the Honoree" session with Dr. Dellavalle to learn more about him, his active research in melanoma prevention and care and the Denver Virtual Gala!
Spray Sunscreen Podcast
The podcast Dermosphere recently reviewed the article "Spray sunscreen: characterizing application area density and
implications for sun protection," co-authored by three of our faculty members: Drs. Robert Dellavalle, Cory Dunnick and Jeremy Hugh. The article was recently published
in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Defense Grant Awarded to Develop Stem Cell Therapies for EB, Wound Care
“We are very
excited to receive such a strong endorsement from the U.S. Department of
Defense,” said Ganna Bilousova, a professor of dermatology at CU School
of Medicine and member of the consortium. “It is extremely difficult to advance
any type of novel therapies into the clinic without the benefit of compelling
government interest and support.”
Buddy Check9: Skin cancer
Check9 Day, Neil Box and Robert Dellavalle, both from the
University of Colorado, talk about skin cancer. Box: “The other thing that
people don’t realize is that sunburns and excessive sun damage actually age
your skin, making you look a lot older at a younger age.”
“One of the things that we’re excited about is a camera that can show hidden UV
How to Avoid the Most Common Sunscreen Mistakes
might have noticed some comically high-SPF sunscreens lining drugstore shelves.
According to Theresa Pacheco, of University of Colorado–Denver, “SPF 15 is
good. SPF 30 is better.” Anything higher, she says, doesn’t make much of a
difference. An SPF 15 sunscreen will block about 93 percent of UVB rays,
compared to 97 percent for SPF 30 and 98 percent for SPF 50.
Bar Soaps May be Better than Body Washes for Contact Dermatitis Patients
Chronic contact dermatitis
often is tied to hidden allergens found in shampoos, soaps, and body washes,
according to Cory Dunnick, MD.