The Melanoma Management Team is dedicated to the comprehensive management of patients with the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma. Stony Brook is the major referral center for patients with melanoma in Suffolk County, and skin cancer is one of the top five malignancies treated at the Cancer Center.
The Melanoma Team focuses not only on complete individualized care for each patient with melanoma, but also on community education and research. The team holds an annual free skin screening at the Cancer Center and visits local high school health education classes. Team members also participate in the Hospital’s Health Expo.
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
The Sarcoma Team provides initial diagnosis, staging, treatment, and follow-up care. Patients are often evaluated initially by their primary care physician, or a general, vascular, or orthopedic surgeon. When patients are referred to the Sarcoma Team, their cases are discussed at a multidisciplinary conference and a treatment plan is developed in accordance with National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines. Most patients can be treated with limb-sparing or minimally invasive techniques. Other specialists such as plastic or orthopedic surgeons may collaborate to achieve excellent functional outcomes.