Five dermatologists and researchers from Lleida participate in the Euromelanoma 2018 campaign on skin cancer

This is a European initiative on prevention and early diagnosis of skin cancer, involving dermatology specialists from 33 European countries

Five specialists in dermatology from the University Hospital Arnau de Vilanova (HUAV) and researchers in skin cancer from the Institut de Recerca Biomèdica de Lleida (IRBLleida) will participate as volunteers to the 19th edition of the Euromelanoma campaign in Spain, which will be held between 11 and June, 15. Throughout the week, dermatologists will perform skin checks on those who request it through the campaign website: or by calling 91 543 45 35.

The initiative is designed to promote awareness, prevention and early diagnosis of skin cancer in the European population. Throughout the spring, several specialists in dermatology from 33 different countries will carry out the same activity to achieve this goal: make free reviews of the skin in population at risk.

In Catalonia, the Euromelanoma campaign is coordinated by the professor of Dermatology at the University of Lleida and dermatologist of the HUAV, Rosa Maria Martí, and by the head of the Dermatology Service of the Clinical Hospital and professor at the University of Barcelona, ​​Susana Puig. Both combine the practice of care with melanoma research at IRBLleida and at the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS), respectively. Martí, who is part of the consolidated oncological pathology group, will also volunteer in the 2018 campaign, along with Josep Maria Casanova, head of the Dermatology Service of HUAV, and other members of the same.

There are different risk factors that predispose to the development of skin cancer. Anyone who is worried about a spot on their skin can do a self-diagnostic test available on the web and, if it belongs to a risk group (people who have burned often because of the sun for reasons of leisure, workers outdoors, athletes, people with clear skin and multiple freckles, etc.), you can access during this week to a comprehensive review of the skin by a voluntary dermatologist.

Informative talks are also held within the framework of the Euromelanoma campaign