The monthly dermatology tumor board, called the Visible Tumor Conference, evaluates patients with complicated, advanced, recurrent and unusual skin tumors.
Dermatology - Visible Tumor Conference
1701 Divisadero St., Suite 322
San Francisco, CA 94143-0316
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 nonmelanoma 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 are also referred to the conference.
Most patients are referred by their doctors, although self-referrals are accepted. To make an appointment, call nurse coordinator Alissa Clerkin at (415) 353-7878.
Before your appointment, please provide the following information:
- Relevant medical records
- Skin biopsy, glass pathology slides
- Radiographic imaging reports (X-ray, CT scan, MRI)
Your doctor may be asked to schedule additional imaging studies for you before the conference to provide sufficient information about your condition.