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If you are diagnosed with melanoma, the experienced team at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson can carefully guide you through available treatment options that address all your medical, emotional and spiritual needs that are unique to you.

Bringing together the expertise of Jefferson oncologists, radiation therapists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other specialists, your medical team will give a thorough evaluation and recommend a personalized treatment plan that may include a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Your treatment may depend on the location of your melanoma, its progression and your preference.

You should know that the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center is designated a Melanoma Center of Excellence by the Melanoma Hope Network (MHN). The MHN recognizes melanoma treatment centers across the United States that offer exceptional care, knowledge and compassion for patients with advanced melanoma. Our melanoma program is renowned for its use of immunotherapy in treating metastatic melanoma.

The Center's physicians have developed breakthrough treatments for melanoma by translating research discoveries into improved patient care. Specifically, Jefferson oncologists have helped pioneer the development of a melanoma vaccine that is created from a patient's own tumor cells, which has had well-chronicled success and is currently in clinical testing.