Physicians at NewYork-Presbyterian provide advanced care to patients with skin cancer. Our doctors determine the best treatment approach for each patient with skin cancer by taking into account the type and stage of the disease, its location, as well as the patient's age and physical health. We usually treat skin cancer patients with surgery and in some cases also radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies, or a combination of these. Our goal is to cure the disease with minimal cosmetic side effects. Therefore, we offer minimally invasive approaches such as Mohs surgery to patients whenever possible.
For surveillance, we offer advanced technology such as MoleMap and free skin cancer screenings each May as part of the American Academy of Dermatology's Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Screening initiative. We also offer specialized services to patients who have undergone organ transplants and are at higher risk for skin cancer due to the immune-suppressing drugs they take.
In our clinical research, we focus on developing and testing new agents for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers including vaccines and other immunotherapeutic agents.
Lastly, our patients with skin cancer who need treatment for other medical conditions have access to NewYork-Presbyterian's entire roster of accomplished physician-researchers.