Skin Cancers

The world-renowned experts at the OSUCCC – James are transforming the way skin cancers are prevented, detected, treated and, yes, cured.

Today, cancer is no longer solely defined by location or even by stage. We know there is no routine cancer, and there is no routine skin cancer.

Skin cancer is a complex disease. Each patient’s cancer is different, behaving differently in the bodies they’re in and calling for a tailored, individualized treatment plan for each patient.

To deliver the most effective skin cancer detection and treatment, our nationally renowned experts identify and understand cancer at the biologic and genetic levels, unlocking the molecular code of a patient’s disease and pinpointing what makes each cancer grow — then discovering what stops it.

Our team of skin cancer subspecialists spans a broad range of disciplines: from medical, surgical and radiation oncologists to dermatologists, molecular and biological pathologists, genetic scientists and more — all specializing in skin cancer (and only skin cancer) research, prevention, detection, treatment and cure.

It’s that subspecialization and singular focus that enable us to discover, develop and deliver the most targeted therapies for each individual skin cancer patient.

And that means our collective expertise leads to improved outcomes, faster responses, fewer side effects and more hope for cancer patients everywhere.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma usually occurs in areas of the skin exposed to sun, and the most frequent site of the cancer is the face. At the OSUCCC – James, cancer research experts focus on studying basal cell carcinoma prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

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Melanoma is a skin cancer that can occur anywhere on the body but tends to affect men more often on the shoulders, head or neck, and women on the arms and legs. The OSUCCC – James melanoma experts understand that every patient’s melanoma is different, with different, individually unique genes and molecules driving each person’s specific cancer.

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Merkel Cell Carcinoma

About 1,500 cases of Merkel cell carcinoma are diagnosed in the United States each year. At the OSUCCC – James, our Merkel cell carcinoma specialists are world-renowned cancer experts who focus solely on Merkel cell carcinoma and who reach across medical disciplines to design the very best treatment plan and therapies to target each patient’s specific cancer.

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma is a non-melanoma skin cancer. The skin has several layers. The main two layers are the epidermis, which is the outer layer, and the dermis, which is the inner layer of skin. The OSUCCC – James is consistently paving the way in learning more about what causes squamous cell carcinoma — leading to even more highly targeted prevention, care and treatment.

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