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.
April 24, 2012
Staffan Svenby’s family and friends contributed to MCC research and, together with Professor John Paoli, organized educational outreach at three universities in Sweden.
The authoritative source on Merkel cell carcinoma.
Last updated: January 21, 2020
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