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Immunotherapy Puts the Brakes on Cancer for Melanoma Patient

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. And for those patients whose disease has spread beyond its origination site, most treatment options have offered only modest success in controlling the disease. So when James Donaghy of Huntersville, North Carolina, entered a clinical trial at Mayo Clinic in Florida testing the effectiveness of an experimental [...]

Cancer Education

Mayo Clinic's Cancer Education Center offers education and support for cancer patients and their families and friends.
  • Collaboration. At Mayo Clinic, dermatologists, oncologists, pathologists, general surgeons, and plastic and reconstructive surgeons form a multidisciplinary team to provide whole-person care for those with melanoma. Other professionals are included as needed.
  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating melanoma.
  • Expert diagnosis. Mayo Clinic's surgical pathologists and dermatopathologists are respected for their expertise in identifying melanoma stage, depth and severity, which is critical for selecting the most appropriate treatment combination.
  • A full range of treatment options to consider. Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. The range of treatments offered to people with melanoma includes surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biological therapy and targeted therapy.
  • Access to experimental treatments. The Melanoma Research Program at Mayo Clinic incorporates scientific discovery and clinical translation into a seamless effort aimed at improving the lives of people with melanoma.
  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

June 16, 2015