Cancer treatment has seen major advancements in the last decade, particularly in the treatment of melanoma. Some of those important advances are happening right here at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, where our physicians are invested in basic science research about melanoma, as well as clinical trials in exciting new treatments like immunotherapies.
Multidisciplinary Melanoma Care in North Carolina
Our physicians work in multidisciplinary teams; this means that different specialists work together to achieve the most effective treatment plan for each patient.
Your surgical oncologist will lead and manage your treatment plan, but he or she will consult on a weekly basis with medical and radiation oncologists in a multidisciplinary melanoma clinic. After consultation with members of our multidisciplinary team, the team will meet to discuss the specifics of your case, and then create a personalized treatment plan for you.
Personalized Approach to Melanoma Care
The diagnosis and treatment of melanoma is a very stressful, difficult time. Understanding the complexities of the disease, as well as the treatment process, we provide patients with a melanoma nurse coordinator, who acts as a patient navigator. Robin Petro, RN, is a nurse who will answer all your questions, provide education and guidance and provide support to you and your family. Learn more about melanoma treatment at Wake Forest Baptist.
Immunotherapy: The Future of Melanoma Treatment
At Wake Forest Baptist, we are working with some of the newest, most exciting treatments for melanoma, including immunotherapies. These new treatments work by increasing the body’s own immune response and ability to identify and kill cancer cells. We are also examining other techniques, including cell transfer techniques. Learn more about immunotherapy.
Clinical Trials for Melanoma
Our clinical trials are focus on the use of immunotherapies for the treatment of melanoma. Learn more about clinical trials at Wake Forest Baptist Health.
We are proud of the excellent melanoma program we have at Wake Forest Baptist. Learn about one patient’s experience: Susan Hines, a melanoma survivor.