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:
Robert C.G. Martin, II, M.D., Ph.D.
Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D.
Hiram C. Polk, Jr., M.D.
Charles R. Scoggins, M.D., M.B.A.
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
Expertise By Disease Site
University Surgical Associates
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