The Skin Cancer Center in the Dermatology Department at USZ offers the complete spectrum of early detection, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for skin cancer. It is subdivided into the areas of early detection (Prof. Dr. R. Braun), treatment (Prof. Dr. R. Dummer), basal cell cancer (Dr. J. Mangana and Dr. M. Nägeli) and skin lymphomas (PD Dr. E. Guenova und Dr. A. Frauchiger). The Skin Cancer Center is supported by the departments of the Dermatology Department: The Dermatosurgery Department can make use of the clinic's operating rooms and provides facilities for the surgical treatment of skin cancers. The internal Department of Dermatopathology provides histological diagnostics for ongoing skin cancer diagnostics. The “physical therapy” department provides, among other things, photodynamic therapy and radiation treatment (Dr. L. Imhof).
The particular strength of the Skin Cancer Center, however, is the interdisciplinary collaboration with the other clinics and departments of USZ, enabling the USZ Skin Cancer Center to provide world-class patient care.
The Skin Cancer Center is involved closely in clinical trials underway in the field of malignant skin diseases. This area is headed by Dr. Sara Micaletto (FMH Dermatology, FMH Allergology) and PD Dr. Simone Goldinger (FMH Dermatology, FMH Pharmaceutical Medicine). Here, there is now the possibility to complete specialist medical training in pharmaceutical medicine (three years). Since 2016 the department is approved as a SAKK Phase I center as well.
Services for our patients & their relatives
The dermato-oncological consultation hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Thursdays only in the morning).
Skin Cancer Nurse
For detailed information about the supportive consulting service for melanoma patients please refer to the Flyer Skin Cancer Nurse 2017.
Please find further information for melanoma patients and their relatives here.
University Hospital Zurich staff who are involved in oncological treatment provide care for oncology patients on an interdisciplinary basis. In
tumor boards, staff hold interdisciplinary discussions and jointly determine the best treatment for patients.
Referring physicians can register in advance and take part in the forums and present their patients to the forum or forward their patient files for evaluation in order to receive a treatment recommendation.
To present patients at a tumor forum, please contact the respective
Research & trials
A list of the trials conducted by the Skin Cancer Center can be found
For more information about the ongoing trials, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org