Skin Cancers Team

Services for:
• Cutaneous clinic
• Biopsies
• Mohs surgeries
• Skin imaging
• Rare skin cancers
• Inherited skin cancers

 

Our Skin Cancers Team brings the latest research and treatment from all over the world to help New Mexicans who have been diagnosed with skin cancer or who have cancer-related skin conditions.

To make an appointment, call us at 505-272-4946.

What Each Team Member Offers

Dermatologic Oncologists treat skin cancer, including rare skin cancers and inherited skin cancers. They work with oncologists in other multidisciplinary teams to treat cancer-related skin conditions, such as those that occur from chemotherapy and other drugs.

Our team also performs biopsies — simple surgical procedures. They also offer Mohs surgery and other state-of-the-art treatment options for melanoma, including T-VEC (Imlygic®). T-VEC is the first and only improved viral therapy for melanomas that cannot be surgically removed. This treatment is injected directly into the melanoma tumor, where it multiplies inside the cancer cells and destroys them.

Medical Oncologists bring the latest melanoma and other skin cancer clinical trials. Some of the trials use the newest immune therapy drugs which have had dramatic effects. Clinical trial treatments can blend well with traditional chemotherapy and with targeted therapy.

Surgical Oncologists surgically remove skin cancers, usually with a portion — called a margin — of normal skin to prevent the cancer from recurring. For melanoma, Merkel cell and other cancers that have a risk for spreading to lymph nodes, our surgeons use a technique called sentinel lymph node biopsy to remove a lymph node to see if the cancer has spread.

Advanced Practice Providers may perform certain medical procedures and may give medications or injections under the guidance of a physician. They may also take medical histories or perform medical exams.