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While melanoma accounts for only four percent of all skin cancers, it is responsible for almost 80 percent of skin cancer deaths. Fortunately, there is a team of dedicated and talented physicians at Northwestern Medicine who are focused on providing the best outcomes for patients with all stages of melanoma.

Our multidisciplinary group of dermatologists, pathologists, surgeons and oncologists, all specialize in the care of patients with this potentially lethal condition, and come together to provide personalized treatment plans for each of our individual patients.

Patients at the Northwestern Medicine Comprehensive Melanoma Program benefit from being able to sit down with their entire care team and plan their treatment in one appointment. From medical, radiation and surgical oncologists to psychologists, nursing staff and financial coordinators, our team knows that our patients' comfort and treatment plan is most important.

Our Mission

  • To provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art care to our patients with melanoma and other high risk skin tumors, such as Merkel Cell Carcinoma, and Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • To offer every patient in our care access to advanced clinical trials
  • To conduct laboratory-based research that will hopefully bring new treatment options to all patients with melanoma
  • To continue our work tracking local and national practice patterns in cancer care, to help ensure all patients receive appropriate treatment

The Northwestern Medicine Melanoma Program is based out of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, which affords our patients the highest quality of care by an experienced team in a patient-centered setting.