Goal 8: Reduce the incidence and mortality of skin cancer in the Houston MSA


  • Policy Objectives:
    • Under development

  • Education Objectives:
    • Public: Under development
    • Professional: Under development

  • Service Objectives:
    • Under development


  • Facilitators
    • Mary Tripp, Ph.D. - Instructor, Behavioral Science, MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Ellen Gritz, Ph.D. - Chair, Behavioral Science, MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Member Organizations


  • Skin Cancer Prevention Toolkit For Institutions of Higher Education   New!

    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Melanoma Moon Shot Program and Cancer Prevention and Control Platform seek to develop and implement community-based efforts related to the prevention and early detection of skin cancer, specifically melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. These two teams collaborated to develop the Skin Cancer Prevention Toolkit For Institutions of Higher Education. The toolkit is designed to assist college and university leaders in adopting, implementing and enforcing skin cancer prevention campus policies and practices.

    The tools and materials provided in this toolkit support and explain the benefits and rationale for a 100% Indoor Tanning-Free Campus Policy, a Sun Protection Campus Policy, and skin cancer prevention education and health services activities. This toolkit also provides resources and tips on drafting, enforcing, communicating and evaluating policy.

    To view/download the toolkit, click on one of the following links.

Skin Cancer Poster

  • TCI Educational Poster: Be Sun Smart! - ¡Actúe inteligentemente respecto al sol!
  • Skin Cancer Poster


    Data from the Texas Cancer Registry, SEER, and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) are used to prioritize cancer sites and risk factors for inclusion within the cancer control plan. The following data and data sources are informing the activities of the Goal 8: Skin Cancer Workgroup.


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    Contact Information

    • Rosalind S. Bello, M.A.
      Program Director
      Office of Health Policy
      Phone: 713-792-1066
      E-mail: rsbello@mdanderson.org

    • Ericka C. Parker
      Administrative Assistant
      Office of Health Policy
      Phone: 713-563-1218
      E-mail: ecparker@mdanderson.org

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