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Susan M. Swetter, MD

Community and International Work Details

  • Project Title:  Program Director, Stanford Skin Cancer Screening Program, 1995-2011
  • Topic/emphasis:  Skin cancer screening
  • Partnering Organization(s):  American Academy of Dermatology, Stanford Dermatology Department, Stanford Cancer Institute
  • Populations Served:  Individuals at increased risk for skin cancer/melanoma
  • Location:  Bay Area
  • Specific Location:  Stanford Medicine Outpatient Clinics
  • This an ongoing project:  Yes
  • There are opportunities for student involvement in work:  Yes
  • Description:  From 1995-2011, Dr. Swetter directed the annual free skin cancer screening program sponsored by Stanford University School of Medicine's Dermatology Department, and sanctioned by the American Academy of Dermatology. Screening is open to the public, but targeted to individuals without regular dermatologic care and who have fair skin, a history of excessive sun exposure, prior skin cancer, many moles, and/or suspicious skin lesions. The screening is typically held in May.

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