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Melanoma

Melanoma is an aggressive cancer that may be associated with changes in a mole, a skin tumor, and drainage from a mole. Melanoma can spread very early to the lymph nodes and then to the rest of the body. It is very important that the proper surgery be performed.

Physicians who treat Melanoma:

Nicolas Ajkay, M.D.

Nicolas Ajkay, M.D.

Robert C.G. Martin, II, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert C.G. Martin, II, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinics and times
UofL Physicians-Surgery office, 601 South Floyd, Suite 710 -- Monday mornings
James G. Brown Cancer Center -- 1st and 3rd Monday afternoons
Norton Medical Plaza, Old Brownsboro Crossing -- 2nd and 4th Monday afternoons
Clinic Contact: Traci Hayat 583-8303

Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D.

Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinics and times
UofL Physicians-Surgery office, 601 South Floyd, Suite 710 -- Friday mornings
James G. Brown Cancer Center -- Tuesday mornings
Clinic Contact: Pam Boone 583-8303

Hiram C. Polk, Jr., M.D.

Hiram C. Polk, Jr., M.D.
Clinics
UofL Physicians-Surgery office, 601 South Floyd, Suite 710
James G. Brown Cancer Center
Clinic Contact: 583-8303

Charles R. Scoggins, M.D., M.B.A.

Charles R. Scoggins, M.D., M.B.A.
Clinics and times
UofL Physicians-Surgery office, 601 South Floyd, Suite 710 -- Monday mornings
James G. Brown Cancer Center -- 1st and 3rd Monday afternoons
Norton Medical Plaza, Old Brownsboro Crossing -- 2nd and 4th Monday afternoons
Clinic Contact: Traci Hayat 583-8303


Special therapies for Melanoma offered by the Division of Surgical Oncology:

  • Resection (surgery) of melanoma, including sentinel lymph node biopsy.
  • Lymph node dissection for metastatic melanoma.
  • Isolated limb perfusion for advanced melanoma.
  • Resection of metastatic (spread) melanoma, including liver, pancreas, intestine.

Research protocols currently open for Melanoma:

  • AVAX study- vaccine study for advanced melanoma
  • Melanoma database
  • Biobanking of tumor tissue for molecular research
  • Lymphoseek- new tracer for lymph node biopsy