Skin cancer education and awareness

Congressional Skin Cancer Caucus

The AADA continues to advocate for laws and regulations that protect consumers and promote awareness about skin cancer prevention and the dangers of indoor tanning. In July 2013, Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.), Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), and Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) formed a Congressional Skin Cancer Caucus to focus on addressing the growing rate of skin cancer among Americans.

This new bipartisan Congressional Member Organization will serve as a forum and resource for members of Congress working on this issue, and will support legislative activities and public policies that raise awareness about skin cancer, foster effective skin cancer prevention outreach and education, increase screening and early detection of skin cancer, and improve access to skin cancer care and treatment. Read the press release issued about the Skin Cancer Caucus.

Congressional Skin Cancer Caucus members 

Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)
Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL)
Rep. Matthew Cartwright (D-PA)
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO)
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA)
Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), Co-Chair
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA), Co-Chair
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT)
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA)
Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV)
Rep. David Jolly (R-FL)
Rep. David Joyce (R-OH), Co-Chair
Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA)
Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA)
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Co-Chair
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY)
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)
Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA)
Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)
Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC)
Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA)
Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL)
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY)
Rep. Phil Roe, MD (R-TN)
Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA)
Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) 


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