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Mobile, Ala. (February 28, 2011)
Contact: Ashley Givens, (251) 470-1682

USA’s SPF 90 Team to Provide Skin Cancer Screenings at Azalea Trail Run


The University of South Alabama’s SPF 90 Team will provide skin cancer screenings at this year’s Azalea Trail Run Health and Fitness Expo on March 26, 2011, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mobile Civic Center Arena in Mobile, Ala.

The SPF 90 Team, established in 2006 as an outreach and education program, highlights the importance of early detection of skin cancer. The acronym SPF 90 represents Skin Protection Force, with 90 representing the percentage of skin cancer that is curable with early detection.

Members of the SPF 90 Team include Dr. Carlo Contreras, assistant professor of surgery at USA; USA physicians with the department of surgery; and Mona Hagmaier, a physician assistant with a special interest in skin conditions.

“With Alabama’s skin cancer rate one of the highest in the country, it is important for everyone to understand the importance of both prevention and early diagnosis in fighting this disease,” said Dr. Contreras, who is also affiliated with the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. “The SPF 90 Team will provide free skin cancer screenings and will provide information about how to reduce the risk of developing cancer.”

Free parking will be available at the Civic Center parking lot. To view a map of the Civic Center, click here.

For more information on the Azalea Trail Run Health and Fitness Expo, visit

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