Maryland Melanoma Center

If you have melanoma, the Maryland Melanoma Center’s (MMC) innovative team of nationally known surgical and medical oncologists, researchers, and oncology practitioners will offer you the best and most current practices in melanoma diagnosis and treatment.

We are one of the few facilities in the country with the technology and expertise for vaccine biotherapy and hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion

The MMC also is home of a basic science laboratory where scientists are researching patient tumors to characterize melanoma and develop new treatments.

Diagnosis and Treatment

The physicians at the Maryland Melanoma Center diagnose and treat melanoma, merkel cell carcinoma, and advanced non-melanoma cases. 

Biopsy is the first and most important step toward the diagnosis of a skin lesion. The biopsy establishes:

  • whether a lesion is (or is not) a melanoma
  • how deep into the skin the melanoma has grown
  • pathological determination of tumor aggression

The outcome of a patient diagnosed with melanoma is determined by several factors, including depth of invasion, presence or absence of ulceration, lymph node involvement and spread of disease to other organs.

Treatments include:

  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Surgery
  • Biotherapy
  • Vaccines
  • Targeted therapy
  • Adjuvant therapy (treatment given after primary surgical treatment)
  • Hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion and limb infusion
  • Clinical trials are available for high-risk melanoma Stage III and Stage IV melanoma cases

Learn more about skin cancer treatment

Location Information

For a physician referral, please call 443-777-7900.

For more information about our clinical trials, please call 443-777-7364.

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute
9103 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 2300
Baltimore, MD 21237

Melanoma Specialists

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