As a patient of The University of Arizona Cancer Center, you will be treated by a team of physicians and health care professionals trained in skin cancer and other skin conditions. You will have access to medical/surgical oncologists, nurses, social workers, health educators and more, all who are experts in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment. This multidisciplinary approach means our patients get the best treatment possible, tailored to their individual needs.
We are committed to fighting every type and stage of skin cancer. Our goal is to give each patient personalized care that provides the most advanced treatments in:
- Squamous cell cancer
- Basal cell cancer
- Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
- Other skin conditions experienced by patients
In our mission to offer patients all the services needed to treat individual needs, we developed the Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic. This unique plan includes:
A multidisciplinary team of experts
Centralized resources for diagnosis, treatment, referral, support and education
Specialized clinics in the Cutaneous Oncology Clinic focused on melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers: A total of approximately 1,400 new cases of melanoma are expected to be diagnosed in Arizona during 2015. Up to 55% of cases will potentially require multidisciplinary care that includes surgical oncology, medical oncology, and/or dermato-oncology evaluations.
Pigmented Lesion Clinic for melanoma surveillance and management of high-risk individuals with atypical moles: Over 300 high-risk patients are currently participating in this specialized clinic.
One-on-one patient education for individuals at high risk for skin cancer: Over 1,200 patients have been counseled since the education program began in 2006. To learn more about the patient education activities at the Skin Cancer Institute, contact Lisa Quale at (520) 626-1074 or toll free at 888-724-2749. If you are a physician working in the Tucson area, we can work with you to develop patient education materials for your practice.
Customized patient care with options in standard therapies and clinical trials
To make an appointment call: (520) 694-CURE (2873)