About Us / MCC Multi-center Interest Group

MCC Multi-center Interest Group

Who we are

We are a group of 198 physicians, surgeons, pathologists, virologists, scientists and medical students based in medical institutions across the world who are committed to:

  • Promoting communication and collaborative studies on MCC.
  • Enhancing access to patient data and specimens.
  • Expanding evidence-based care for MCC.

Featured here are some of the current MMIG members. Click here to view more photos of MMIG members.

MMIG Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Please save the date for the Annual Merkel cell carcinoma Multicenter Interest Group (MMIG) Meeting at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting in San Diego in February 2018.

When: Friday February 16, 2018 from 5-7 pm
Torrey Pines 2, Marriot Marquis San Diego Marina (San Diego, CA)
Topics Covered: Sancy Leachman (OHSU): Lessons from the Mole Mapper Mobile App Project: Possibilities & Pitfalls for MCC. Isaac Brownell (NCI): Developing alternatives and adjuvants to check point inhibition for MCC. Kelly Harms (U of Michigan): Updates on lymph node dissection vs. nodal radiation from the Michigan cohort. Paul Nghiem (Seattle): Unknown primary MCC: Immunobiology and integration into the new AJCC staging system. Song Park (Seattle): Immune therapy clinical trials in MCC in the metastatic and adjuvant settings

Past Meetings

The MMIG meets yearly in various cities around the world. Click on a meeting year to access the summary of that year’s minutes.

Current MMIG Members

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

United States


  • 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