Welcome to the Melanoma Center

Our Mission is to provide information about melanoma to patients, their families, and the medical community by providing consultation regarding management and therapeutic options for patients.

The strength of the NCMC lies in the Consulting Panel of physicians representing the various specialties dealing with melanoma.  These physicians meet weekly and have been working together for many years to combine their expertise in making recommendations for the care of patients with melanoma.  The Consulting Panel has expertise covering the entire range of melanoma, including early diagnosis, prevention of disease recurrence, and standard and investigational therapy of metastatic melanoma.

The Northern California Melanoma Center, located in St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, is here to help.

Lynn E. Spitler, MD

Founder and Director,

Northern California Melanoma Center


Information on this Website is for educational and reference purposes only. Information should not be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific treatment plan, product, or course of action.  This Website does not provide specific medical advice.  The Northern California Melanoma Center Consulting Panel is not engaged in providing medical or professional services via this Website.  Visiting this Website is not intended to create, nor does it create a doctor-patient relationship between the doctors of the Northern California Consulting Panel and Website visitors.  This Website does not replace medical consultations with qualified health or medical professionals. While this Website frequently receives content updates, some information may be out of date.  See a professional healthcare provider if you suspect you have melanoma and/or have questions about diagnosis or therapy of melanoma.