Hot Topics in the Care of Patients with Merkel Cell Carcinoma

March 1, 2020


The Skin Cancer Foundation

Publication Date

March 1, 2020


Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is not a common skin cancer, but it is a very dangerous one. The number of cases has increased dramatically in the past decade. Luckily, knowledge and treatment options have surged, too. Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD, director of the Skin Oncology Clinical Program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and head of Dermatology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, among other titles, has worked tirelessly to promote research and collaboration to create better outcomes for MCC patients who previously had little hope.

With so many advances on the horizon, we thought this was a good time to raise awareness among dermatologists and other medical professionals about MCC in our current issue of Carcinomas & Keratoses. With his well-known energy and enthusiasm, Dr. Nghiem engaged in a lively conversation with Julie Bain, The Skin Cancer Foundation’s senior director of science & education, and Désirée Ratner, MD, our C&K editor-in-chief, to share his expertise and shed light on the most important advancements in his field.

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