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Expert Melanoma Care at Providence Saint John’s

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.

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.

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Expert Melanoma Care at Providence Saint John’s

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.

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.

2285.1 miles away

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

Why Choose Us for Skin Cancer Care?

At Providence, we see the life in you. Together, let’s finish cancer – so you don’t have to miss any of life’s special moments.

No two patients, or their treatment plans, are alike. This is why, at Providence, we take a highly personalized approach to your skin cancer care. You’ll experience this through our multidisciplinary tumor boards, where your oncology team collaborates with other cancer care experts about your specific diagnosis. We also offer a Providence Molecular Tumor Board, where we evaluate your genomic and clinical information to find the best genetically matched treatment for you. Your oncology team will work with you directly to design a treatment plan that fits your personal needs. It’s an approach that combines leading-edge treatment with the compassionate care Providence is known for. Why? Because we know this results in the best outcomes.

Most non-melanoma skin cancers are treated by dermatologists, primary care physicians or surgeons, and don’t require complex care. We have more than 250 dermatologists at Providence who treat skin cancers. For patients with melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma or recurrent non-melanoma skin cancers, our expert, multidisciplinary care team will support you through your entire journey. You’ll be treated by medical oncologists who have expertise in using immunotherapy and molecularly targeted therapy to stop tumor growth for melanoma patients. If surgery is required, our board-certified plastic surgeons and dermatologic surgeons use the most cutting-edge techniques. Our team also includes nationally and internationally known scientists and clinical investigators who offer state-of-the-art clinical research trials to patients. It's a team-based approach to skin cancer care. Your care team may include oncology nurse navigators, radiation oncologists and other cancer specialists. We also provide you and your family with a full range of support services well beyond conventional treatment, from genetic counseling and education to nutrition and pain management.

Learn more about the experts who make up our multidisciplinary cancer care teams.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great skin cancer care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We offer various location-specific services to help our patients receive equitable care, such as translation for non-English-speaking patients, telehealth and transportation assistance. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, spiritual, gender and sexual identities of each member of our diverse communities, and we welcome all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. We aim to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you're at.

As a patient at Providence, you have access to the largest community-based cancer network in the United States. Being part of a collaborative network means that your local skin cancer care team shares knowledge and experience with other world-class clinicians across 51 hospitals in seven states. The extent and power of our network is one of the reasons more than 2,400 new melanoma patients, and over 50,000 new cancer patients, trust Providence each year.

Providence is well-known for offering options – and hope – to patients seeking the most advanced procedures and therapies to treat skin cancer. We led the global clinical trial of the first immunotherapy medicine approved for patients with melanoma, which was the first to improve patient survival rates. We collaborate with researchers across the country to advance state-of-the-art treatments for skin cancers. As a patient, you have the opportunity to participate in one of over 45 clinical trials happening across the Providence network for advanced skin cancer treatment, such as a clinical trial exploring vaccines for patients experiencing the earlier stages of melanoma.

The Power of Our Network

Part of the Providence Cancer Institute in Los Angeles

Our patients are the center of everything we do:

  • Our unique patient navigator program offers navigators specific to each cancer type to assist you throughout your cancer journey.
  • Our beautiful, modern hospitals are equipped with the latest technologies.
  • We also offer robust research labs not found in local, community-focused hospitals.

Learn more about the Providence Cancer Institute in Los Angeles

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Melanoma Clinical Trials and Research

Are you looking for a clinical trial for yourself or for a patient? We’d love to help you find one!