Did you know that nearly 30% of patients with melanoma skin cancer develop brain metastases? Recognizing the need for comprehensive and thoughtfully coordinated cutaneous and neuro-oncology care among melanoma patients, Moffitt Cancer Center has established the Melanoma Brain Metastasis Clinic. In a single location, our patients benefit from the combined expertise of specialists from our Cutaneous Oncology and Neuro-Oncology programs, including but not limited to:
- Melanoma oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Oncology pharmacists
Moffitt’s Melanoma Brain Metastasis Clinic—one of the first clinics of its kind - focuses on improving prevention strategies and treatment options for melanoma brain metastasis and leptomeningeal disease through ambitious clinical research and multispecialty care. Merging progressive therapies with the latest research breakthroughs, Moffitt is able to provide more effective treatments for late-stage melanomas that have metastasized to the brain, including to the meninges and cerebrospinal fluid.
Supportive care is another major focus of our program. Cancer isn’t strictly cellular - it also impacts mental health and influences many aspects of everyday life. That’s why our team includes neuropsychologists, physiotherapists, psychiatrists and social workers who help patients navigate the unique challenges that metastatic brain cancer can bring. Additionally, patients have easy access to nutritional advice, massage therapy, acupuncture, yoga and other healing and wellness services to promote overall well-being and enhance quality of life.
Refer a patient
Referring physicians can be confident that their patients will receive individualized, world-class cancer care Moffitt. To refer a patient to our Melanoma Brain Metastases Clinic, complete our online form. You can also reach out to one of our physician liaisons who can answer any questions you may have about the referral process or our multispecialty approach to treatment. We recognize the importance of brief response times and aim to answer all online referrals within 24 to 48 hours.