Skin Cancer and Melanoma Center

Welcome to the NKI Skin Cancer and Melanoma Center. Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer: about one in six people in the Netherlands will be diagnosed with a type of skin cancer. Our team works hard every day to give our patients the best care and quality of life possible. 

Personal attention and warm, professional commitment are important values to us. What makes us truly unique is that we offer research and care in one location. This allows us to diagnose and treat you according to the latest scientific discoveries and helps us offer more than regular hospitals.

Do you have skin cancer? Or do you suspect that you might? Know that you are in good hands at our institute. We understand that you and your loved ones are facing a difficult time in your lives, and you are not alone.

Why the NKI Skin Cancer and Melanoma Center?

You will receive excellent medical care

  • All medical specialists and nurse practitioners involved in your treatment are specialized in melanoma and skin cancer
  • The Netherlands Cancer Institute Skin Cancer and Melanoma Center was first established in 2010. All nurse practitioners, dermatologists, surgeons, head and neck surgeons, plastic surgeons, nuclear health physicians, radiologists, radiation oncologists, and genetic specialists work together to find the best treatment plan for you. 
  • Your appointments can easily be adjusted to fit your needs, and you can meet with multiple specialists at once if needed. 
  • The Netherlands Cancer Institute is one of the four expert centers for merkel cell cancer. We have developed the treatment guidelines and have a special treatment team for this specific skin cancer type.


  • 3091

    patients with melanoma
  • 467

    new patients
  • 47

    second opinions

Skin cancer

  • 4269

    patients with skin cancer
  • 358

    patients treated
  • 23

    second opinions for skin cancer

More information about scheduling an appointment or second opinion

Meet some of our specialists

Treatment team

Our specialists excel at skin cancer treatment. They come together for a multidisciplinary team meeting, during which they will review your test results and medical history in order to find the best treatment plan for you. Your physician will discuss this plan with you. At the Netherlands Cancer Institute, you are an equal partner on our team, and we will find your optimal treatment option together. 



Our specialists at the Netherlands Cancer Institute have developed an app, 'Melanoma Trials', containing all running clinical trials for melanomas.

Medical oncologist Christian Blank:

“Melanoma specialists at the Netherlands Cancer Institute are often approached by external parties who want to know if their patients with stage 3 melanomas can participate in a trial. These patients have often already started their treatment, which usually disqualifies them from participation. It is vital to make sure that surgeons and medical oncologists know what their trial options are before starting treatment. This app is designed for specialists, but patients can find information on it too. I do recommend that patients view the app together with their physician. He or she can help interpret the information.”

You can download the Melanoma Trials app at the App Store.


Satisfaction rates for patients with melanoma at the Netherlands Cancer Institute

Patients with melanoma give the Netherlands Cancer Institute the following ratings in 2022.

  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
    Wishes when choosing treatment
  • 8.3
    Shared decision making
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