Melanoma is a type of cancer that begins in the melanocytes, which are the skin cells that produce melanin, the pigment that gives our skin its color. Although skin melanomas can occur anywhere on the body, the chest and back are the most common sites for men. For women, melanomas often occur on the legs. The neck and face are also common locations for both men and women. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with melanoma or simply has concerns, then turn to Moffitt Cancer Center – your best chance for beating cancer.
The Cutaneous Oncology Program at Moffitt specializes in the comprehensive treatment of melanoma and all other forms of skin cancer, including screening, diagnosis, staging, treatment and long-term follow-up, all in one convenient location. We proudly take a multispecialty approach in order to provide comprehensive care and create tailored treatment plans for our melanoma patients. Many of our patient’s cases are reviewed by the full team during a weekly tumor board review to ensure that he or she is receiving the best possible care. Our team consists of a wide range of skin cancer specialists, including:
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Plastic surgeons
- Registered nurses
When it comes to melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, research is a primary focus at Moffitt Cancer Center. Our team of expert scientists in the Melanoma Research Center of Excellence works together to understand melanoma from all angles and bring new laboratory developments to clinical trials. We are proud to be the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. Through groundbreaking research, we continue to improve survival rates and enhance our patients’ quality of life.
Learn more about the Melanoma Research Center of Excellence