Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Diagnosis, Management and Controversies
Forum F011; Room: D237
Friday, March 01, 2013, 10:00 – 12:00 pm
American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting – Miami, FL
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 dataDownload the Handout
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