Merkel cell carcinoma: An algorithm for multidisciplinary management and decision-making.

  title={Merkel cell carcinoma: An algorithm for multidisciplinary management and decision-making.},
  author={Isabel M. Prieto and Teresa P{\'e}rez de la Fuente and Susana Medina and B Castelo and Beatriz Sobrino and Jos{\'e} Augusto Ribas Fortes and David Esteban and Fernando Cassinello and Raquel Jover and Nuria Rodr{\'i}guez},
  journal={Critical reviews in oncology/hematology},
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive neuroendocrine tumor of the skin. Therapeutic approach is often unclear, and considerable controversy exists regarding MCC pathogenesis and optimal management. Due to its rising incidence and poor prognosis, it is imperative to establish the optimal therapy for both the tumor and the lymph node basin, and for treatment to include sentinel node biopsy. Sentinel node biopsy is currently the most consistent predictor of survival for MCC patients… CONTINUE READING


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