Sunscreen Savvy - Dr. Christopher Miller discusses sunscreen basics

July 23, 2010


Alert: SPF may be less protective than most of us believe

For decades, "wear sunscreen" has been a rule as golden as the sun itself when it comes to preventing skin cancer. All the more surprising then, that researchers, survivors, advocates, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are questioning how effective sunscreens really are. “It’s not that sunscreens don’t work, it’s that they can provide a false sense of security,” says Christopher Miller, M.D., director of dermatologic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center, home to a LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence... read more