The Melanoma Program
The Melanoma Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital brings together an extensive multidisciplinary team to diagnose, treat, and care for patients with melanoma. Our program includes experts in melanoma surgery, medical oncology, dermatology, pathology, dermatopathology, radiology, genetics, and radiation oncology. From patients who present with an early-stage diagnosis or more complex, metastatic disease, our team is prepared to provide each patient with the most comprehensive and cutting-edge treatment available.
Each patient’s care will be reviewed by our multidisciplinary care team to develop a personalized treatment plan. Clinical trials are also available to patients through Yale Cancer Center, bringing the latest treatment options for melanoma to our clinics to benefit patients.
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that forms in the cells that produce skin color. Learn about symptoms and treatment.Read more
A disease caused by ultraviolet light that comes from the sun’s rays.Read more
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
Basal cell carcinoma accounts for 80 percent of all skin cancers. The cause is damage to the DNA of cells in the epidermis, the top layer of the skin.Read more
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma is a cancer in the middle and outer skin layers caused by ultraviolet (UV) exposure. Learn about symptoms and treatment.Read more