Defeating Merkel cell carcinoma begins here.

We are physicians and researchers who have cared for over 800 patients with MCC, a rare and aggressive skin cancer. And we are committed to finding innovations that will fight it.

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The critical first step is to find a Merkel cell carcinoma specialist.

It is critical that each case be reviewed by a multidisciplinary team, including surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and dermatologists with significant experience in managing MCC, in order to develop a plan for the patient.

To find healthcare professionals experienced with Merkel cell carcinoma, start with our list of verified specialists.

Find a Specialist
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Make sure your primary care team is knowledgeable and takes action.

Merkel cell carcinoma is rare, and it's common for many medical professionals to be unsure of where to start. When a diagnosis occurs, it is imperative that your medical team is knowledgeable and able to carry out an MCC specialist's plan.

Our clinical team recommends that all healthcare providers follow the NCCN guidelines for MCC to bring them up to speed on MCC and how to care for MCC patients.

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Consider joining an MCC support group.

A diagnosis of Merkel cell carcinoma is a life-changing experience. Support from others—in the form of advice, recommendations of healthcare providers, or sharing personal victories—can help ease the burden many MCC patients feel.

We encourage you to make connections; it’s been proven to help.

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