About the Lab

The Melanoma Research Laboratory of Svetomir N. Markovic, M.D., Ph.D., at Mayo Clinic focuses on developing novel treatments for metastatic melanoma, for which treatment options are currently limited.

These novel treatment modalities for metastatic melanoma include immunotherapy, chemotherapy and nanomedicines, both individually and in combination.

Because melanoma is an immunogenic tumor, Dr. Markovic's Melanoma Research Lab is particularly interested in understanding the interaction of the patient's immune system and the tumor.

By understanding how melanoma tumors suppress the immune system in order to gain a growth advantage, Dr. Markovic's research team hopes to gain new insight that will help investigators more intelligently design new drugs or combine existing drugs for better treatment options.

The Melanoma Research Lab is affiliated with the Melanoma Research Program and the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center — Research.