About Skin Cancer

Skin cancer begins in the epidermis, which is made up of three kinds of cells:

  • Squamous cells: Thin, flat cells that form the top layer of the epidermis.
  • Basal cells: Round cells under the squamous cells.
  • Melanocytes: Cells that make melanin and are found in the lower part of the epidermis. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its natural color. When skin is exposed to the sun, melanocytes make more pigment and cause the skin to darken.

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Surgical Oncologist

A surgical oncologist is a surgeon who specializes in the surgical removal of cancerous tumors.

J. Camilo Barreto, M.D.
J. Camilo Barreto, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist
J. Ralph Broadwater, M.D.
J. Ralph Broadwater, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist
Kent C. Westbrook, M.D.
Kent C. Westbrook, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist

Medical Oncologist

Medical oncologists specialize in the treatment of solid tumors, usually with chemotherapy or by referral to a surgeon for removal of the tumor.

Dermatologist

A dermatologist treats diseases, in the widest sense, and some cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.

Thomas Jennings, M.D., Ph.D.
Thomas Jennings, M.D., Ph.D.
Dermatologic Surgeon
Henry K. Wong, Ph.D., M.D.
Henry K. Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
Dermatologic Surgeon

Radiation Oncologist

A radiation oncologist specializes in treating cancers with radiation therapy by using high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells.

Sanjay Maraboyina, M.D.
Sanjay Maraboyina, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist/Clinic Director
Loverd Michael Peacock, M.D.
Loverd Michael Peacock, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
Fen Xia, M.D., Ph.D.
Fen Xia, M.D., Ph.D.
Radiation Oncologist/Department Chairperson

Palliative Care

Palliative Care doctors focus on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness.

James Fletcher
James Fletcher, M.D.
Palliative Care
Sarah E. Harrington, M.D.
Sarah E. Harrington, M.D.
Palliative Care
Carrie Hyde, M.D.
Carrie Hyde, M.D.
Palliative Care
Heather Moore, M.D.
Heather Moore, M.D.
Palliative Care
Elizabeth Rogers, M.D.
Elizabeth Rogers, M.D.
Palliative Care

Geneticist

A geneticist is a biologist who studies genetics, the science of genes, heredity, and variation of organisms.

Jill Kelsay
Jill Kelsay
Genetic Counselor
Kent D. McKelvey Jr., M.D.
Kent D. McKelvey Jr., M.D.
Geneticist

Interventional Radiologist

Interventional Radiologists diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques currently available in order to minimize risk to the patient and improve health outcomes.

James Meek, M.D.
James Meek, M.D.
Interventional Radiologist
Mollie Meek, M.D.
Mollie Meek, M.D.
Interventional Radiologist

Skin Cancer Support Team

Jamie Bell, LCSW
Jamie Bell, LCSW
Social Worker
Carrie Calhoon
Carrie Calhoon, LCSW
Social Worker
Heather Chapman-Henry, LCSW
Heather Chapman-Henry, LCSW
Social Worker
Cosgrove
Peggy Cosgrove
Dietitian
Harriet Farley
Harriet Farley, LCSW
Social Worker
Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison, LCSW
Social Worker
Dana McClendon
Dana McClendon
Dietitian
Leann Mullens
Leann Mullens
Dietitian
Ryan Pritchard, PharmD
Ryan Pritchard, PharmD
Pharmacist
prutzman
Pam Prutzman
Dietitian
Amanda Tennyson
Amanda Tennyson
Dietitian

Skin Cancer Clinical Trials

Appointments

501-296-1200

Radiation Oncology Center

501-664-4568

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