Skin Cancer Experts

The Skin Cancer Program is a leading innovator in the research and treatment of skin cancer, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and cutaneous lymphoma. Through ongoing research and development, our team is improving the diagnosis of skin cancer and advancing the field of treatment options.

Skin Cancer Program
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900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-498-6000 Getting Here
Maps & Directions
900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-498-6000 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Expertise

Our goal is to transform scientific advances at Stanford University in the understanding and causes of skin cancer and discovery of mechanisms of disease into new approaches in diagnosis and treatment for our patients through:

  • Innovative surveillance and staging techniques such as total body digital mole mapping for early detection of melanoma and sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy with novel imaging modalities to improve accuracy
  • Immunotherapies that are both FDA-approved and in development, including leading a novel trial of ipilimumab in conjunction with palliative radiation therapy for metastatic melanoma patients
  • New radiologic tracers for detection of both early and advanced skin diseases
  • Ongoing clinical trials to test a new class of agents in basal cell carcinoma patients

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials and research in skin cancer

The Stanford Skin Cancer Program offers clinical trials for treatment of advanced melanoma. Stanford is an active participant in the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) multicenter clinical trials for melanoma, and a number of studies are open for patients with regional nodal metastasis and disseminated disease. Collaboration with our premier basic science departments will continue to provide new techniques and insights in the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.

Doctors at the Stanford Skin Cancer Program are involved in clinical trials which allow patients access to treatments not yet available elsewhere.

Before beginning treatment, ask your doctor about any clinical trials you should consider. Learn more about clinical trials for cancer patients.

Clinical trial eligibility flowcharts

Eligibility flowcharts map clinical trials to specific types of cancers to determine if a participant is eligible for the particular clinical trial. View all skin cancer eligibility flowcharts at the Stanford Cancer Institute.

For Patients

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Review the New Patient Packet for information about:

  • What to expect on the day of your appointment
  • Maps, directions, parking, public transit options, and contact information
  • Other patient resources

Bring completed forms found in the Skin Cancer New Patient Letter.

MEDICAL RELEASE

Please fax the Medical Record Release Form to your new patient coordinator. The medical release form is an authorization form for external facilities to release medical records to Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics). 

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

Call us to make an appointment

650-498-6000

RESOURCES

For Health Care Professionals

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients including access to PRISM, our referring provider portal.

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

Please note, though this form is from Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics), it is also used for all Cancer Center referrals.

Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers securely online.

Learn More About PRISM »