Multidisciplinary Skin Oncology Clinic

Melanoma Center - Multidisciplinary Skin Oncology Clinic

The Multidisciplinary Skin Oncology Clinic specializes in the treatment of melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies. The Clinic is based at the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. Our goals include comprehensive clinical care, innovative research, education and community outreach.

The multidisciplinary skin oncology team includes specialists in: dermatology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, orthopedic oncology, radiation oncology, plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, psychosocial oncology, pathology, dermatopathology and radiology. Other members of the team include nurses who are specially trained and experienced in helping people who are concerned about melanoma and in photographing patients' skin with skills and sensitivity. Photographs are often an important way to monitor changes in mole patterns over time. The multidisciplinary skin oncology clinic and its affiliated physicians are responsible for the diagnosis, staging, surgical or clinical treatment, reconstruction and follow-up.

Medical Oncologist

  • Joseph Drabick, M.D.,Associate Director of Translational Oncology, Penn State Hershey Melanoma Center

Radiation Oncologist

  • Heath Mackley, M.D., Associate Director of Radiation Oncology, Penn State Hershey Melanoma Center

Surgeons

Dermatologists

Multidisciplinary Skin Oncology - Services

The Multidisciplinary Skin Oncology Clinic is, in conjunction with the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute and Penn State Hershey Dermatology to provide dermatologists, plastic surgeons, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, dermatopathologists, radiation oncologists and researchers to give multidisciplinary specialized care to our skin and soft tissue cancer patients.

The program and its affiliated physicians are responsible for the diagnosis, staging, surgical or clinical treatment, reconstruction and follow-up services to our patients.

Multidisciplinary Skin Oncology - Activities

Monthly Meetings

  • Dermatology Basic Research - lab meetings are held to discuss the status of current projects as well as to collectively troubleshoot project difficulties and "brainstorm" future project directions.
  • Journal Club meetings are scheduled monthly and provide an opportunity for lab members to review and present research from current literature in the field.
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  • Journal Club in the Department of Dermatology meetings are held weekly and provide an opportunity for residents and other members of the department to keep up to date on the latest research and discuss its clinical significance.