Title

Merkel cell carcinoma: a review.

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-2016

Abstract

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare neuroendocrine tumor of unknown origin that usually presents in the elderly population. A novel polyomavirus has been associated with a large percentage of tumors. Immune response plays an important role in pathogenesis of MCC. This article reviews the history, pathogenesis, presentation, and treatment of MCC. Future treatments also are discussed briefly.

Volume

97

Issue

4

First Page

290

Last Page

295

ISSN

2326-6929

Disciplines

Dermatology | Medical Sciences | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

27163912

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article