Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Update and Review

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Abstract

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare, aggressive, and often fatal cutaneous malignancy that is not usually suspected at the time of biopsy. Because of its increasing incidence and the discovery of a possible viral association, interest in MCC has escalated. Recent effort has broadened our breadth of knowledge regarding MCC and developed instruments to improve data collection and future study. This article provides an update on current thinking about the Merkel cell and MCC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-56
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

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Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Merkel Cells
Biopsy
Skin
Incidence
Neoplasms

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  • Dermatology
  • Surgery

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Merkel Cell Carcinoma : Update and Review. / Wang, Timothy S; Byrne, Patrick J; Jacobs, Lisa; Taube, Janis M.

In: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 30, No. 1, 03.2011, p. 48-56.

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