Melanoma Cancer Types and Programs

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Our melanoma specialists treat the complete spectrum of melanoma subtypes, including rare forms, such as:

  • Acral lentiginous melanoma
  • Amelanotic melanoma
  • Atypical spitz/spitzoid melanoma
  • Desmoplastic melanoma (also known as neurotropic)
  • Lentigo maligna melanoma
  • Melanoma of unknown primary
  • Mucosal melanoma
  • Nodular melanoma
  • Ocular melanoma
  • Superficial spreading melanoma

Exceptional Care for Patients With Melanoma



The specialists at the Center for Melanoma Oncology at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center have expertise in all aspects of melanoma skin cancers, including treatment and prevention, research and clinical trials.

Melanoma With Brain Metastasis

Brain metastases are tumors that have spread to the brain from a primary cancer located elsewhere in the body. Our multidisciplinary Brain Metastases Program team develops an individualized treatment plan for each patient with melanoma who has a diagnosis of brain metastasis.

Ocular Melanoma Center

The Ocular Melanoma Center is dedicated to treating patients with ocular melanoma in addition to studying the disease and developing treatments through innovative clinical trials. Our Center is among the first in the country to focus on care and research for patients with this rare disease.