Welcome to SUNSPORT

Stanford’s innovative education and research program to reduce skin cancer and sun damage among outdoor athletes.


'Dear 16-Year-Old Me'

Emotional video featuring real people talking about melanoma

SUNSPORT provides risk awareness and sun-protection education directly to Stanford’s student-athletes, but we don’t stop there.  We aim to deliver information and improved sun-exposure practices to all Stanford students, faculty and staff, as well as to fans at select outdoor sporting events. Your support can help us spread healthy sun-protection habits and cancer prevention to athletes (and non-athletes!) everywhere.


Experts call on FDA for a "tanning prevention policy"

Indoor UV tanning beds are known carcinogens that are responsible for many cases of skin cancer, which is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the U.S.

Take cover

You’re never too young to start protecting your skin

Learn about SUNSPORT

SUNSPORT is the Stanford University Network for Sun Protection, Outreach, Research and Teamwork, a collaborative effort of the Stanford Department of Dermatology, the Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Stanford Athletics.