Dermatology – Skin Oncology
The Department of Dermatology provides medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin conditions.
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Melanoma is the most serious cancer of the skin. The National Cancer Institute estimates that close to 87,000 Americans have been diagnosed with melanoma in 2017, and melanoma claimed the lives of more than 9,700 Americans. Penn State Cancer Institute has been a pioneer in combating this growing problem in central Pennsylvania. Under the guidance of Rogerio Neves, MD, PhD, the Penn State Cancer Institute has formed the Multidisciplinary Skin Oncology Clinic. Fitting within the University's goals of clinical care, research, education and community outreach, the goal of the clinic is to give melanoma patients as well as patients with other types of skin cancer a multidisciplinary approach to their disease. The program and its affiliated physicians will be responsible for the diagnosis, staging, medical and/or surgical treatment, and reconstruction and follow-up for patients with skin cancer. Meeting every Tuesday and Thursday patients with newly or previously diagnosed skin cancer will arrive to their clinic appointments and meet with the appropriate subspecialists. This represents collaboration between many departments:
- Dermatology – Bryan Anderson, MD
- Plastic Surgery – Rogerio Neves, MD, PhD
- Medical Oncology – Joseph Drabick, MD, and Diane Hershock, MD
- Radiation Oncology – Heath Mackley, MD
- Pathology – Klaus Helm, MD, and Michael Ioffreda MD
- Orthopaedic Oncology- Edward Fox, MD
- Surgical Oncology – Colette Pameijer, MD, Amanda Cooper, MD
- Nurse Coordinator – Mary Ellen Loser, RN
In addition to improving patient care coordination, ancillary goals of the program include the implementation of education campaigns for the awareness and prevention of skin cancer, the education of residents and medical students in conjunction with the monthly Melanoma Conference, and the initiation of clinical trials and drug studies. The clinic is currently seeing patients on the 2nd floor of the Penn State Cancer Institute. If you, or anyone you know, has been recently, or previously, diagnosed with melanoma and would like to be cared for at the Skin Oncology Center, please call 717-531-8952 to schedule an appointment.