Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Diagnosis, Management and Controversies
Forum F082; Room: 10
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 9:00 – 12:00 pm
American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting – San Diego, CA
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a polyomavirus-associated skin cancer with a higher diseaseassociated mortality (~46%) than melanoma (~15%) and an increasing incidence of ~1600 cases/year in the US. Management is challenging because therapy is different in nature than for other skin malignancies and is controversial within the literature. Multi-disciplinary care involving surgery, radiation, and medical oncology is often indicated. This session will highlight areas of consensus and controversy in the viral etiology, clinical presentation, staging, pathology and evolving management of MCC. Representative and challenging cases will be presented to highlight treatment options and relevant data.Download the Handout
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- What is a Merkel cell?
- What is Merkel cell carcinoma?
- Symptoms & appearance of Merkel cell carcinoma
- Causes of Merkel cell carcinoma
- Surgical excision
- Mohs micrographic surgery
- Radiation therapy
- Complementary & alternative therapies
- Clinical trials
- Adjuvant Avelumab in Merkel Cell Carcinoma Trial