University of Cincinnati Cancer Center | UCCC

Contact and Appointments: (513) 475-8500

Treatment and Services

Screening and Diagnostic Services

As with most forms of cancer, the sooner you discover you have skin cancer the better. Survival rates are much higher for patients who have early-stage cancer, and the Skin Cancer/Melanoma Center at the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute, along with UC Health Dermatology, encourages you to get all freckles, moles and other skin conditions checked by one of our dermatologists at the following locations:

UC Health Physicians Office Clifton
222 Piedmont Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
(513) 475-7630

UC Health Physicians Office Florence
68 Cavalier Boulevard
Florence, Kentucky 41042
(513) 475-7630

UC Health Physicians Office Midtown
3590 Lucille Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45213
(513) 475-7630

UC Health Physicians Office North West Chester Campus
7675 Wellness Way
West Chester Township, Ohio 45069
(513) 475-7630

UC Health Dermatology (Western Hills)
3012 Glenmore Avenue
Suite 104
Cincinnati, Ohio 45238
(513) 475-7630

To make a dermatology appointment at any of these locations, call (513) 475-7630.

Treatment Options

We offer many skin cancer treatment options. Your doctor will work with you to decide the best option for you and your situation.

Advanced treatments for skin cancer offered at UC Health include:

  • Chemotherapy – including direct infusion of chemotherapy into the affected area to avoid systemic toxicity
  • Clinical trials
  • Immunologic therapy – UC Health’s Skin Cancer/Melanoma Center is the only place in the region to offer Interleukin-2, an advanced immunologic therapy that helps your immune system fight cancer
  • Isolated limb infusion (ILI) – a treatment option for locally advanced skin cancer or melanoma that can prevent the amputation of a limb. Blood circulation to the limb is temporarily cut off while a high dose of chemotherapy drugs are sent directly to the affected limb.
  • Mohs micrographic surgery – the most effective treatment for removing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Its precision spares the greatest amount of healthy tissue, and its cure rate is 98 percent or higher.
  • Radiation therapy – including Grenz rays, a superficial form of radiation that spares deeper tissues
  • Sentinel node mapping for melanoma
  • Targeted therapy/Targeted molecular therapy – therapy that involves the use of drugs or other substances to target the molecules involved in the progression of cancer to stop the growth or spread of cancer cells

Additional Treatments and Services

  • Financial and social work services, as needed
  • Genetic counseling
  • Genetic expression profiling to more accurately diagnose the type and stage of cancer
  • Intralesional injections and topical creams to manage side effects and improve appearance of skin
  • Lymphedema management and treatment
  • Nutrition advice
  • Physical therapy
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Specialized surgical care for rare forms of skin cancer, including thoracic and vascular surgery