Skin Cancer Prevention & Screening


Current Programs

  • Project DERM

    Project DERM aims to reduce the risk of skin cancer by providing Houston-area underserved and underinsured residents with skin cancer education and screening services at no cost to participants.

    The skin cancer screenings are held 1-3 times per month at community clinics throughout the Houston area. The project team provides navigation services to patients found to have skin cancer and seeking medical care.

    The education sessions are implemented in collaboration with a wide number of community agencies and are available to interested agencies or community groups working with low-income/underserved residents.

    Project DERM is an 1115 Medicaid Waiver Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) funded project. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently partnering with the following clinics to provide the skin cancer screenings. To schedule a screening appointment you may contact the clinics directly:

    Screening Site To schedule an appointment, or for more information, contact:
    Avenue 360 (formerly HACS)
    2150 W. 18th St. Ste 300
    Houston, TX 77008

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    Karen Petermann
    713-426-0027 Ext. 400
    Denver Harbor Family Clinic
    424 Hahlo St
    Houston, TX 77020

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    Miguel Ramos
    Legacy Community Health Center
    6550 Mapleridge St
    Houston, TX 77081

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    Belinda Bolaños
    VCare Clinic
    8121 Broadway St #103
    Houston, TX 77061

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    Patricia Rivera
    San Jose Clinic
    2615 Fannin St
    Houston, TX 77002

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    Sandy Alvarez
    713-228-9411 Ext. 2611
    Spring Branch Community Health Center
    (3 locations)

    1615 Hillendahl Blvd # 100
    Houston, TX 77055
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    19333 Clay Road
    Katy, Texas 77449
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    8575 Pitner Rd, Houston, TX 77080
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    Luis Zelaya
    713-462-6565 Ext. 115

    For more information on skin cancer screening resources, visit the Texas Cancer Information skin cancer screening services page, Where can I get screened for skin cancer?.

  • Project Contacts

    • Yanneth Rivera, MPH, CHES – Health Education Specialist, MD Anderson Cancer Center


Educational Materials & Resources

  • Skin Cancer Prevention Toolkit For Institutions of Higher Education   New!

    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Melanoma Moon Shot Program and Cancer Prevention and Control Platform seek to develop and implement community-based efforts related to the prevention and early detection of skin cancer, specifically melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. These two teams collaborated to develop the Skin Cancer Prevention Toolkit For Institutions of Higher Education. The toolkit is designed to assist college and university leaders in adopting, implementing and enforcing skin cancer prevention campus policies and practices.

    The tools and materials provided in this toolkit support and explain the benefits and rationale for a 100% Indoor Tanning-Free Campus Policy, a Sun Protection Campus Policy, and skin cancer prevention education and health services activities. This toolkit also provides resources and tips on drafting, enforcing, communicating and evaluating policy.

    To view/download the toolkit, click on one of the following links.

Skin Cancer Poster

  • TCI Educational Poster: Be Sun Smart! - ¡Actúe inteligentemente respecto al sol!
  • Skin Cancer Poster