Merkel cell carcinoma: Clinical practice guidelines in oncology™ Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Merkel Cell
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare, aggressive cutaneous tumor that combines the local recurrence rates of infiltrative non-melanoma skin cancer with the regional and distant metastatic rates of thick melanoma. The mortality rate of MCC exceeds that of melanoma, and the 5-year disease-specific survival rate is 64%. These guidelines and most biomedical literature suggest that the workup of a patient with MCC should include chest radiograph and additional studies as clinically indicated. These guidelines, which the NCCN Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Panel developed as a supplement to those for squamous cell and basal cell skin cancer, also outline treatment strategies. © Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

publication date

  • August 2006

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 16884672

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 704

end page

  • 12

volume

  • 4

number

  • 7