Malignant melanoma is actually a very small percentage of all skin cancers. Malignant melanoma starts in the melanocytes—cells that produce pigment in the skin. It can also begin as an abnormal mole that then turns cancerous.

This cancer may spread quickly. Malignant melanoma most often appears on fair-skinned men and women, but persons with all skin types may be affected.

Types of Skin Cancer

Our dermatologists are a part of Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Melanoma Cutaneous Oncology Program and treat and research all areas of cutaneous cancer conditions, including the following:

Skin Cancer Treatment

A specific treatment plan for your skin cancer will be determined with you by our highly skilled physicians. It could include the following:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery

Because our dermatologists and oncologists are experts in their field, you will receive the best treatment available, along with information about the latest research studies and newest technologies for the treatment of skin cancer.

Glen M. Bowen, MD

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Glen M. Bowen, MD specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. At the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Dr. Bowen is the clinical director of the Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Program and collaborates with physicians in plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), surgical oncology, radiation oncology, and medical oncolog... Read More

Julia Allen Curtis, MD

Dr. Julia Curtis is a Board-certified dermatologist in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Utah. She works in conjunction with Dr. Doug Grossman in the Mole Mapping Program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. She is also instituting the Mole Mapping Program at the Midvalley Health Center. She is a member of the American Academy of Derm... Read More

Keith Duffy, MD

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Keith Duffy, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator. Dr. Duffy's clinical interests include Mohs surgery (a microscopic technique that allows skin cancers to be removed with very narrow surgical margins), diagnostic dermatopathology (th... Read More

Specialties:

Dermatopathology, Melanoma Surgery, Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology, Mohs Surgery

Locations:

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Patient Care Center
801-581-2955
Midvalley Health Center 801-581-2955
University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
801-581-2955

Mark J. Eliason, MD

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Mark Eliason, MD has specialized interest in skin cancer and inflammatory diseases of the skin. He is board certified in dermatology. He has completed a two-year fellowship in familial melanoma genetics and published research in this area. In addition, he has interest in inflammatory diseases such as urticaria and eczema. He sees patients for any g... Read More

Douglas Grossman, PhD, MD

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Douglas Grossman, MD, PhD, is an expert in the early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1994, and completed his dermatology training at Yale University School of Medicine in 1998. Following a research fellowship in cancer biology at Yale, he was recruited to the University of... Read More

Mark A. Hyde, MMSc, PA-C, PhD

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Mark Hyde, PA-C has specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. As a Physician Assistant, he is board certified in primary care. Mr. Hyde assists in performing Mohs micrographic surgery, having performed more than 9000 procedures at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.... Read More

Emily C. McKenzie, MD, MS

Dr. Emily McKenzie practices general dermatology and enjoys caring for patients in all age groups.  She has a special interest in new rashes, medical dermatology and skin cancer.... Read More

Eric A. Millican, MD

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Eric Millican, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. He is fellowship-trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery - a tissue-sparing technique for treating skin cancers with the highest cure rate. His clinical... Read More

Payam Tristani-Firouzi, MD

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Payam Tristani-Firouzi, MD has specialized expertise in Mohs Micrographic Surgery. This is a tissue-sparing technique for removal of skin cancers such as basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas with the highest cure rate. She is board certified in Dermatology and is a Fellow of the College of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Tristani-Firouzi’s main ... Read More

David A. Wada, MD

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David Wada, MD is a dermatologist who specializes in cutaneous oncology. His clinical focus is centered on the diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous lymphoma, lymphomatoid disorders (skin conditions that resemble lymphoma), and melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. He is involved in clinical trials associated with the treatment of cutaneous lymp... Read More

University of Utah Hospital
Clinic 28

50 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132
Map
801-581-2121

Midvalley Health Center

243 East 6100 South
Murray, Utah 84107
Map
801-581-2955
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Park
South Jordan, UT 84009
Map
801-213-4500

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