Merkel cell carcinoma: a review.
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.
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Oram CW., Bartus CL., & Purcell SM. Merkel cell carcinoma: a review. Cutis. 2016 Apr;97(4):290-5.
Dermatology | Medical Sciences | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty