UR Medicine Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening May 12

UR Medicine ’s Department of Dermatology is joining forces with the American Academy of Dermatology and the Rochester Dermatologic Society to provide free skin cancer screenings 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, at Strong Memorial Hospital in the Dermatology Suite on the second floor of the Ambulatory Care Fac ility.
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: news

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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
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Source: Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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