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At Saint John’s Health Center, our Melanoma Program is committed to improving outcomes for patients with melanoma, carcinoma and other cancers. Our approach to care is holistic, and provides an unmatched range of comprehensive services and skin cancer treatments, all in a comfortable and personalized patient environment.

Trusted experts

As one of the largest melanoma centers in the United States, our Melanoma Program is staffed with cancer professionals and skin care specialists who combine the latest skin cancer treatments with customized cancer care for each patient. Steven O’Day, M.D., executive director of the Saint John's Cancer Institute and Cancer Clinic is recognized as one of the preeminent melanoma specialists in the world, and combines expert clinical care with teaching and leading clinical research. Our core team includes:

  • Dermatologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Surgical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Nurse practitioners

Through the Saint John's Cancer Institute, we conduct landmark research to identify new or recurrent melanoma at its earliest stages, predict and monitor the response to systemic treatments, and develop active and passive immunotherapies for surgical and nonsurgical patients.

Saint John’s Melanoma Program treats patients with even the most complex skin cancers and conditions, including:

  • Melanoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • Soft tissue sarcoma

Utilizing minimally invasive surgical procedures and advanced skin therapies, our comprehensive team of skin cancer specialists work with you to design a personalized care plan that may consist of a wide array of treatments, including:

  • Wide local excision
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Completion node dissection
  • Immunotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Targeted therapy

Learn more about melanoma research at the Saint John's Cancer Institute

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