Nearly one million new cases of skin cancer (of those nearly 60,000 new cases of melanoma) are diagnosed each year.
Skin cancers are by far the most common cancers, and are also highly curable.
The Brown Cancer Center provides the highest level of clinical cancer care in the region, access to the latest cancer research, and the benefits of a team-focused, multidisciplinary approach. This team-focused approach ensures that the clinical plan for each patient is customized, comprehensive, and coordinated.
The multidisciplinary team of skin cancer and melanoma specialists includes a medical oncologist, surgical oncologist, pathologist, and a radiation oncologist. Additional support comes from a pharmacist, dietician, social worker, behavioral oncologist and other appropriate specialists.
Each team meets regularly to monitor the patient’s progress carefully, and to adjust the treatment plan as necessary. This approach ensures that patients receive the ideal combination of treatments and therapies.
In addition, our specially trained oncology nurses care for patients before, during, and after surgery; help manage clinical trials; and educate patients about what to expect when they go home from the hospital. They also communicate with family members to address their needs and concerns.
The Brown Cancer Center provides the highest level of clinical cancer care in the region, access to the latest cancer research, and the resources, education and services you need.