melanoma

Drugs used to treat high blood pressure and costing less than 5p a day could reduce the death toll from skin cancer, scientists have discovered. Beta-blockers cut deaths from malignant melanomas by around 13 per cent, researchers have found. Scientists think the drugs, which have been around for more than 50 years, may not necessarily […]

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Over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd October, a group of friends from Crossfit in Braintree Essex “encouraged” by group leader Cameron Beard completed the Three Peaks Challenge and raised over £1,250 for SCaRF.  While they took a little longer than the 24 hours planned it is a wonderful achievement and their fund-raising for Skin […]

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To order your Christmas Cards, download, fill in and return the order form below:   Christmas Card Form 2016    

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A call on interested parties to initiate research on the chances of Britain’s lorry drivers being at risk from skin cancer from sun shining on their windscreens has been made by the management team at The Chippenham Pit Stop in Wiltshire. The Pit Stop Crew, who serve around 300 truckers a day from all over […]

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Are you off on holiday this summer? Or just catching some rays in somewhere closer to home? Don’t forget to stay safe in the sun! Explore the Office for National Statistics’ ‪SlideShare‬ about melanoma skin cancer over the past 20 years…  

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Founding Trustee Tony Hancock and his wife Janet together with SCaRF administrator Caroline visited the Golden Eagle Country and Western Club near Weston super Mare on a wet and windy night in November and were delighted to be presented with a cheque for £1,000.  The lovely energetic members of the club had raised money for […]

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Supporter Tim Howe chose SCaRF to be his charity for 2014 during  his year as Captain of his local Golf Club, Waterton Park near Wakefield.  During his year in office members and sections of the club raised £1,200 for SCaRF.  Pictured below is Tim with, on the left, Linda Parkin the Lady Captain for 2014 and on […]

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Mid April and it is a lovely sunny day – SCaRF has been invited to hold sun awareness / skin cancer prevention information events by local employers to ensure that their employees know how to be safe in the sun and what to look for in changes to existing or new moles that may be […]

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In June 2012 founding Trustee of SCaRF Tony Hancock, his wife Janet and SCaRF administrator Caroline Newton travelled to Mountway School of Dancing in Taunton to receive a cheque for £3,000 raised in memory of Emma Isherwood who died in March of that year from malignant melanoma leaving three young daughters two of whom attended […]

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The Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts are available to download here.   2014 Annual Report and Accounts Final050814

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On 12 July SCaRF supporter Jessica Dance from Bracknell Berkshire successfully completed a tandem parachute jump in memory of her father John Dance who died from malignant melanoma in 2008.  Jessica overcame any fears she had and on the day of the jump she says that she was remarkably calm.  She had fantastic support from […]

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Supported Projects
  • The Pigmented Lesion Clinic at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol for the rapid referral of patients with suspected skin cancer.
  • A Skin Cancer Specialist Nurse to support patients and their families.
  • Educational booklets, leaflets and posters distributed throughout the South West of England.
  • Maintenance of the Melanoma Registry of clinical and pathological data, one of the longest running data banks in Europe, if not the world, which is used to aid research into aspects of melanoma.
  • " A study of the prevalence and aetiology of benign melanocytic naevi in childhood", under the leadership of Professor Jean Golding at the Institute of Child Health University of Bristol.
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Fundraisers: Crossfit Braintree

Over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd October, a group of friends from Crossfit in Braintree Essex “encouraged” by group leader Cameron Beard completed the Three Peaks Challenge and raised over £1,250 for SCaRF.  While they took a little longer than the 24 hours planned it is a wonderful achievement and their fund-raising for Skin […]

Christmas Cards 2016

To order your Christmas Cards, download, fill in and return the order form below:   Christmas Card Form 2016    

Skin Cancer Research for Truckers
Truckers' Risk

A call on interested parties to initiate research on the chances of Britain’s lorry drivers being at risk from skin cancer from sun shining on their windscreens has been made by the management team at The Chippenham Pit Stop in Wiltshire. The Pit Stop Crew, who serve around 300 truckers a day from all over […]

Skin Cancer Stats in England
Deck Chairs on Beach

Are you off on holiday this summer? Or just catching some rays in somewhere closer to home? Don’t forget to stay safe in the sun! Explore the Office for National Statistics’ ‪SlideShare‬ about melanoma skin cancer over the past 20 years…  

How to make a research grant application

SCaRF is able to receive research grant applications on a rolling programme so there are no deadlines. Applications are considered individually on merit.  Upon receipt the application will be acknowledged and circulated to the charity’s Trustees and Medical Advisors.  If it is considered necessary specialist expert opinion will be saught.  When the Medical and Scientific […]

Sunscreens alone are insufficient!
sun scream

A detailed account of sunscreens can be found Here HEALTH: Sun creams leave users exposed to skin cancer SUN-CARE products will have to be reformulated and their bottles relabelled under EU reforms designed to stop sunbathers being duped into believing that they have more protection than they actually do. The European Commission said that many […]