Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Merkel cell carcinoma Multi-center Interest Group

 

March 3, 2006 - First anual MMIG Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Goals of the MCC Multi-center Interest Group (MMIG)

* Promote communication and collaborative studies on MCC
* Enhance access to patient data and specimens
* Expand evidence-based care for MCC

Who we are

* physicians
* surgeons
* pathologists
* virologists
* scientists
* medical students

MMIG Meetings:

If you plan to attend the American Academy of Dermatology meeting in Denver in March 2014...

Please save the date for the Annual Merkel cell carcinoma Multicenter Interest Group (MMIG) Meeting as below:

Friday March 21, 2014
5-7 pm
Denver Embassy Suites Hotel; Room: Silverton 2
(directly across from the Denver Convention Center)


Topics to be covered:

  • Rationale and efficacy of single-fraction radiation therapy for metastatic MCC lesions (Paul Nghiem, UW/Seattle)
  • Update from the NCCN and Michigan MCC Group (Chris Bichakjian, UM/Ann Arbor)
  • Validation of a serologic assay for MCC recurrence/monitoring (Astrid Blom, UW/Seattle)
  • Towards a revised MCC staging system for the AJCC Staging Manual 8th Edition (Arthur Sober, MGH/Boston)
  • What's new in immune therapy clinical trials for MCC? (Isaac Brownell, NCI/Bethesda)

Light snacks will be served.

Click link to download a summary of any meeting

MMIG 2014 in Denver, CO
MMIG 2013
IID in Edinburgh, Scotland

MMIG 2013 in Miami, FL

MMIG 2012 in San Diego, CA

MMIG 2011 in New Orleans, LA

MMIG 2010 in Miami, FL

MMIG 2009 in San Francisco, CA

MMIG 2008 in San Antonio, TX

MMIG 2007 in Washington, DC

198 members are based in many institutions and countries

(Centers with established, multi-disciplinary MCC treatment programs are in BOLD)

United States:

International:

  • Charite University Hospital, Berlin, Germany
  • Julius Maximilians University, Wuerzburg, Germany
  • Osaka City University School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
  • Saga University Medical School, Saga, Japan
  • Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Sydney Melanoma Unit, Sydney, Australia
  • Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
  • Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia, S America
  • University Hospital of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  • University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • University of Turin, Turin, Italy
  • University of Versailles, Paris, France
  • Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Photos of group members

 

  IID MMIG meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2013
  MMIG meeting Miami Beach, FL, 2013
 

Iris Ahronowitz (San Francisco), Siegrid Yu (San Francisco), Jennifer Lai (Stanford), Sue Swetter (Stanford)

MMIG meeting San Diego, CA 2012

 
Mike Wong (Los Angeles), John Strasswimmer (Boca Raton, FL), Elena Hawryluk (Boston, MA), Arthur Sober (Boston, MA)   MMIG meeting San Diego, CA 2012
 

Drs. Natalia Jaimes (Medillin, Colombia, South America) with Bianca Lemos (Atlanta, GA) and Paul Nghiem (Seattle, WA)

MMIG meeting San Diego, CA 2012

 

Drs. Richard Wang (Dallas, TX) amd Clark Otley (Rochester, MN)

MMIG meeting San Diego, CA 2012

 
Drs. Rachael Clark (Boston, MA) and Arthur Sober (Boston, MA)
 
MMIG meeting, New Orleans 2011
 
Drs. Dan Coit and Klaus Busam (NY City) with Siegrid Yu
(San Francisco)
 
Dr. Clark Otley (Rochester, MN)
 
Drs. Jeremy Bordeaux (Cleveland, OH) & Chris Bichakjian
(Ann Arbor, MI)
 
Drs. Linda Wang (Boston, MA) & Martina Ulrich (Berlin, Germany)
 
Dr. Paul Nghiem (Seattle, WA)
 
Dr. Jerry Marsden (Birmingham, UK)
 
Dr. Siegrid Yu (San Francisco)
 
Dr. Bonnie Balzer (Los Angeles)
 
Drs. Linda Wang (Boston), Paul Nghiem (Seattle) & Martina Ulrich (Berlin)
 

MMIG meeting 2009 (San Francisco)

    
        
The March 2010 MMIG Meeting in Miami Beach provided the chance for a happy reunion for Drs Natalia Jaimes (Medellin, Colombia South America), Pablo Fernandez-Penas (sydney, Australia) and Paul Nghiem (Seattle, WA)   Dr. Patrick Moore (University of Pittsburgh) updated the MMIG group members in Miami Beach March 2010) with his group's latest findings on the role of the Merkel cell polyomavirus in Merkel cell carcinoma.

 

We would like to thank the American Cancer Society and the Jerry Wachter Fund for a grant to make this educational effort possible.