Recent activity by the foundation:
The prevention of skin melanoma
Degree thesis by Beatrice Vivaldi for Dr. M. Ausilia Manganoni
This project came about thanks to collaboration with Dr. Ausilia Maria Manganoni, Medical Director of the Dermatology Operating Unit and Head of Dermatological and Oncological Research at the Spedali Civili hospital in Brescia. Dr. Manganoni needed a poster and a pamphlet on melanoma prevention. The 100x70cm poster was to be displayed on the walls at the hospital and it had to summarise the main details of skin melanoma and its prevention. Dr. Manganoni provided the text, which had to be divided into boxes based on the subject matter. Each box had to have its own title and some photographs or illustrations drawing the patient´s attention to the content. It was decided on a Bordeaux-red background to act as a strong contrast with the pale-coloured walls in the hospital. The second requirement was a small A5 pamphlet containing the same information as the poster, but in greater detail. Paler colours, reminiscent of the medical setting, were chosen this time. Here again, photographs and illustrations aided the reading and understanding of the contents. The material was printed and distributed to patients enrolled in the study, which was approved by the ethics committee. The project also includes an interview video to distribute on the web and a website, both of which are in the pipeline.