An overview of Merkel cells, Merkel cell carcinoma, symptoms, and causes.
The diagnosis of MCC is made with a skin biopsy, which is examined under the microscope.
There are multiple treatments used for MCC, and treatment is generally based on stage of the disease.
Disease recurrence and survival are two critical measures of prognosis.
Explore resources about Merkel cell carcinoma, including frequently asked questions and our list of verified specialists.
We are a group of 198 physicians, surgeons, pathologists, virologists, scientists and medical students based in medical institutions across the world who are commited to:
Please save the date for the Annual Merkel cell carcinoma Multicenter Interest Group (MMIG) Meeting at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting in Orlando in March 2017.
When: Friday March 3, 2017 from 5-7 pm
Where: Orlando, Florida
Topics Covered: TBA
The MMIG meets yearly in various cities around the world. Click on a meeting year to access the summary of that year’s minutes.
Centers with established, multi-disciplinary MCC treatment programs are in BOLD. Click here to view photos of MMIG members.
The authoritative source on Merkel cell carcinoma.
Last updated: October 18, 2016
Created in partnership with:
Seattle Multidisciplinary MCC Team, University of Washington MCC Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/Skin Cancer