Squamous cell carcinomas are the second most common skin cancer. These can occur anywhere, but are found most frequently on chronically sun exposed skin. The metastatic potential of squamous cell carcinomas are higher than that of basal cell carcinomas. Thus, early detection is important.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer. In the U.S., more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed in more than 2 million people each year.
The most common types of skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
Why choose the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) for squamous cell skin cancer?
The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) is a premiere cancer research and treatment facility and the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center in Central and South Texas. Our doctors provide extraordinary care for patients with skin cancer that includes:
Clinical trials at the CTRC
As the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in South Texas, the CTRC is uniquely qualified to guide you through the process of participating in a clinical trial. We have teams who specialize in all phases of clinical trials.
Trials are available for patients who have just been diagnosed and never been treated, as well as for patients who have had prior treatments. The CTRC also offers experimental treatments and first-in-human clinical trials under special programs for patients who qualify for such treatment options.
Make an appointment
To request an appointment with our team or to make a referral to one of our physicians, please call the CTRC main number: (210) 450-1000 or 800-340-2872 or email CTRCReferral@uthscsa.edu.