Effect of host, tumor, diagnostic, and treatment variables on outcomes in a large cohort with Merkel cell carcinoma.

@article{Asgari2014EffectOH,
  title={Effect of host, tumor, diagnostic, and treatment variables on outcomes in a large cohort with Merkel cell carcinoma.},
  author={Maryam M Asgari and Monica M Sokil and E. Margaret Warton and Jayasri G. Iyer and K. G. Paulson and Paul Nghiem},
  journal={JAMA dermatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={150 7},
  pages={716-23}
}
IMPORTANCE Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare, aggressive, neuroendocrine-derived skin cancer with high rates of recurrence and associated mortality. Few published studies have used comprehensive patient data and long-term follow-up to examine factors that predict MCC outcomes. OBJECTIVE To characterize MCC in a large defined-population cohort and analyze predictors of disease recurrence and survival. SETTING, DESIGN, AND PARTICIPANTS Retrospective cohort study of 218 patients with MCC… CONTINUE READING

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