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Melanoma Program

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with melanoma, you should know that some of the most advanced melanoma treatment available today is right here in Rhode Island at the Roger Williams Melanoma Program.

We have the largest team of dermatologists and surgical oncologists in Rhode Island who lead our Melanoma Program.  These skilled physicians are specifically dedicated to screening for melanoma and to treating both early and advanced cases.  This integration of dermatologists, medical oncologists and cancer surgeons can provide you with an early, accurate diagnosis of melanoma and a personalized multidisciplinary treatment plan. The physicians on our team also have academic appointments at the Boston University School of Medicine and teach the next generation of skin cancer specialists through fellowship training programs in surgical oncology, skin oncology, and procedural dermatology at Roger Williams Medical Center.

In recent years, a variety of new treatments have been developed for melanoma and there is now renewed hope for patients with advanced melanoma. We are proud to offer state-of-the-art treatments, including individualized options based on molecular diagnostics, immuno-therapies, and the only high-dose interleukin-2 program in Rhode Island.

You should see a dermatologist if:

you notice a mole that is different from others,

you have a mole that changes, enlarges, itches, or bleeds.

You may also benefit from a skin screening by a dermatologist if:

you have many moles,

a family member has had melanoma,

you have fair, sun sensitive skin, or

your skin has received a high level of sun exposure.


We not only offer outstanding treatment of any type of skin cancer, but also cutting edge care and treatment for rare, complex or complicated cancers of the skin, including e.g. Merkel cell carcinoma, metastasized squamous or basal cell carcinoma, cutaneous lymphoma, and sarcoma.

Finally, you can rest assured that treatment at the Roger Williams Cancer Center is equal to the best available care in Boston or New York. In fact, we are proud of our designation as a Comprehensive Academic Cancer Center, awarded by the American College of Surgeons.


Find Out More

The Roger Williams Melanoma Program is dedicated to treating patients conveniently and without delay.

Ask your doctor about the dermatologists and surgical oncologists at the Roger Williams Cancer Center or visit our website at weknowcancer.org.

For a dermatology consultation, available at several locations, call us at 456-5793 or toll free at 844-284-SKIN.

For a cancer surgery consultation, within 24 hours, call our Cancer Center at 456-2077.


We Know Cancer. And, We Know Melanoma.