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Dermatology - Visible Tumor Conference

The monthly dermatology tumor board, called the Visible Tumor Conference, evaluates patients with complicated, advanced, recurrent and unusual skin tumors.

Experts from medical oncology, dermatologic surgery, otolaryngology and head and neck surgery, plastic surgery and radiation oncology meet to evaluate patients and design the best possible treatment plan.

Patients with advanced or recurrent non-melanoma skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are regularly evaluated. Patients with rare skin malignancies, such as Merkel cell carcinoma, atypical fibroxanthoma, dermatofibromasarcoma protuberans, malignant fibrohistiocytoma, sebaceous carcinoma and extramammary Paget's disease also are referred to the conference.

Most patients are referred by their doctors, though self-referrals are accepted. Please contact nurse coordinator Julie Guillen at (415) 353-7878 to make an appointment.

Before your appointment, please provide the following information:

  • Relevant medical records
  • Skin biopsy, glass pathology slides
  • Radiographic imaging reports (X-ray, CT scan, MRI)

Visible Tumor Conference
ATTN: Julie Guillen
1701 Divisadero St., Suite 322
San Francisco, CA 94143–0316
Fax (415) 353-7838

Your doctor may be asked to schedule additional imaging studies for you prior to the conference to provide sufficient information about your condition.

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