May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and it highlights the importance of protecting our skin when we are out in the sun.

One in every three cancers diagnosed is a skin cancer. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable cancers.

Most skin cancers are caused by skin damage that happens from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. All types of skin are at risk of sun damage and skin cancer. Those who are most at risk of developing skin cancer are fair-skinned people who tend to burn easily or freckle in the sun. People with darker skin still have a risk of developing skin cancer.

There are ways to reduce the risk of skin cancer: limit your time in the sun, apply broad-spectrum sunscreen frequently, cover your skin, and avoid tanning beds.

It is important for everyone to follow skin protection advice and to check their skin regularly. The best protection is to cover up and be safe in the sun. If you notice anything unusual on any area of your skin, make an appointment with a healthcare professional.

Please contact us at to find out more about GCT’s experience in Oncology and Dermatology and how we can assist you in conducting skin cancer clinical trials.