Melanoma

Specialized, Patient-Focused Care

The skin cancer program at UT Southwestern Medical Center offers melanoma patients a unique level of expertise and experience, as well as the most current proven therapies. With the correct diagnosis and appropriate care, many people with melanoma can be treated successfully. 

Our multidisciplinary team of melanoma experts – which includes dermatologists, surgical and radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and plastic surgeons – provide a personalized, comprehensive approach to diagnosis and care.

Taking into account your overall health, treatment goals and preferences, and other factors specific to you, we work with you to develop a course of integrated care tailored to you and your precise cancer.

The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern in Dallas.
The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern in Dallas delivers leading-edge care to melanoma patients and their families.

The UT Southwestern Difference

UT Southwestern’s melanoma program is part of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated program in North Texas.

Highlights of our melanoma program include:

  • Treatment for all types of the disease – from the most common to the very rare – including cutaneous melanoma, mucosal melanoma, ocular (uveal) melanoma, and metastatic melanoma
  • A focus on early detection and accurate diagnoses, both key to successful treatment
  • Surgeries that include tumor removal, minimally invasive Mohs surgery, sentinel lymph node biopsies, complex regional lymph node dissection and removal, and cosmetic reconstruction
  • Advanced radiation therapies, including stereotactic radiosurgery for melanoma that has spread to the brain
  • Immunotherapies that stimulate the immune system to target and kill melanoma
  • Targeted therapies, which use drugs to target abnormal characteristics of tumor cells without harming normal cells
  • Chemotherapy in some advanced cases of melanoma and/or to alleviate symptoms
  • Access to clinical trials of many promising new melanoma treatments not yet available to the public
  • The most advanced imaging technologies available

We also provide a variety of support services to help melanoma patients and their families, including:

Request an Appointment

To schedule a visit with a melanoma specialist at UT Southwestern’s facilities in Dallas or to learn more about our services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.

Meet Our Melanoma Experts

UT Southwestern’s experienced melanoma specialists deliver expert, evidence-based patient care.