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CUMC Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program Receives National Recognition

CUMC Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program Receives National Recognition

Creighton University Medical Centerís Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program has been recognized as one of 10 Melanoma Centers of Excellence by the Melanoma Hope Network (MHN).

CUMC is being recognized for providing exceptional and comprehensive care with knowledge and compassion to their patients, according to the Melanoma Hope Network. Melanoma is the most threatening form of skin cancer.

To receive the designation as a center of excellence, Creightonís Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program had to meet a variety of requirements, including the ability to treat all stages of melanoma and a multidisciplinary approach to providing seamless care in dermatology, surgery (general or surgical oncology), medical oncology, and radiation oncology.

CUMCís Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program is a multidisciplinary center designed to evaluate and treat patients with unusual pigmented skin lesions or moles as well as worrisome skin problems which may be cancerous. The centerís team consists of specialists from many disciplines with established track records in the early diagnosis of melanoma and other skin cancers.

MHN is a nonprofit organization established to bring hope, education and direct personal support to patients diagnosed with melanoma. The organization supports research, increases patient awareness of clinical trials and helps patients and their primary physicians find the appropriate trials for their particular stage of disease.

Posted: 11/27/06