Skin Cancer Prevention Research Study

The Arizona Cancer Center Skin Cancer Prevention Program is seeking healthy adults over the age of 18 for a 4-week study (four or five visits) to identify new ways to analyze changes in skin cells that may be linked to skin cancer risk.  This is not a treatment study.
The study involves exposure to solar simulated light on a small area of skin and a total of 3 small skin biopsies, each about 1/8 inch across.

Volunteers for this study are people who:

  • Have not used topical prescription or over-the-counter medications other than sunscreens and emollients on their buttocks in the past 30 days.
  • Have not had their buttocks exposed to natural or artificial sunlight in the past 30 days.
  • Have not had had any skin cancer or abnormal moles (dysplastic nevi) on the buttocks area.
  • Have not had invasive cancer or chemotherapy in the past 5 years.
  • Have a fair to medium complexion.
  • Meet other eligibility requirements.

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.

Compensation will be provided to qualified study participants.

For more information and to request a phone interview, please call 321-7747.