Lurie Cancer Center Multidisciplinary Melanoma Program
The Lurie Cancer Center's multidisciplinary melanoma program has parallel clinic times for the Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Clinic (staffed by Program Director, Dr. Mary Martini, and Dr. Pedram Gerami), Melanoma Surgery Clinic (staffed by Dr. Jeff Wayne and Dr. Karl Bilimoria) and the Medical Oncology Clinic (staffed by Dr. Tim Kuzel). Additional subspecialists are consulted as needed, and the Lurie Cancer Center's comprehensive Supportive Oncology Program is available to patients and their families.
By holding these clinics at the same time, the Lurie Cancer Center melanoma team is able to collaborate with ease and communicate seamlessly with other specialists; providing their patients at any stage of disease with a comprehensive treatment plan. A Multidisciplinary Tumor Board meets monthly to review new or complicated cases, ensuring that melanoma patients get a thorough assessment of their treatment options.
The care of cutaneous melanoma patients and individuals with clinical atypical nevi (moles) is primarily managed in the Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Clinic. This clinic was developed to follow patients at increased risk of melanoma based on mole pattern and family history, as well as to provide an initial evaluation and ongoing surveillance for patients with cutaneous (skin) and more advanced melanoma.
The Lurie Cancer Center Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Clinic uses digital mole mapping to assist in early detection of severely atypical moles and cutaneous melanoma. Emphasis is placed on comprehensive patient education about sun protection and awareness of skin changes to aid in the early detection of lesions.
If you are a patient with early stage melanoma, SKIN WATCH, a Northwestern clinical trial looking at educating patient's at high risk of recurrence and a partner (spouse, friend, family member) awareness techniques of skin changes.
For patient referral, please contact the Department of Dermatology for The Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Clinic (312.695.8106) or the Lurie Cancer Center to see an oncologist or surgical oncologist (312.695.0990).
Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Clinic is located in:
Arkes Family Pavilion
676 N. St. Clair, 16th floor
Lurie Cancer Center is located in:
675 N St. Clair, 21st Floor