Chemotherapy for patients with locally advanced or metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma.

@article{Voog1999ChemotherapyFP,
  title={Chemotherapy for patients with locally advanced or metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma.},
  author={Eric Voog and Pierre Biron and J P Martin and Jean Yves Blay},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1999},
  volume={85 12},
  pages={
          2589-95
        }
}
BACKGROUND Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a highly malignant skin neoplasm. Regional lymph node and distant metastasis occur in 20-52% of patients. The role of chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with this rare tumor is unclear. METHODS An exhaustive analysis of the literature (1980-1995) describing chemotherapy for patients with locally advanced or metastatic MCC was performed. All available published medical records (n = 101 patients) were entered in a database. In addition, data on… CONTINUE READING

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