Hollings Cancer Center

A National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center

Jenny Sullivan Sanford Melanoma & Skin Cancer Program

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center's Jenny Sullivan Sanford Melanoma & Skin Cancer Program is the only one of its kind in South Carolina. Our program, based on a multidisciplinary team approach, is committed to enhancing the care of melanoma and skin cancer patients. Based on the exceptional care we offer, the program has been designated a Melanoma Center of Excellence by the Melanoma Hope Network –one of the first 14 programs in the United States to receive this designation

Diagnosis & Treatment

Early Diagnosis & Staging

  • Cancer resection surgery
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy – a minimally invasive technique to identify microscopic lymph node disease and direct further necessary therapy

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

A technique used to minimize the amount of normal tissue excised at surgery while maximizing chances for clear margins. The technique is especially useful in treating pre-cancerous skin lesions, such as melanoma in-situ in the head and neck region.

T-VEC (Imlygic)

T-VEC (Imlygic) is a treatment which uses a virus to infect and kill cancer cells while avoiding healthy cells. This FDA-approved medication is for the treatment of advanced melanoma. T-VEC is injected directly into melanoma tumors to shrink or kill cancer cells.

Radiation Therapy

Melanoma Resources

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips