Prevalence of MCPyV in Merkel cell carcinoma and non-MCC tumors.

  title={Prevalence of MCPyV in Merkel cell carcinoma and non-MCC tumors.},
  author={Christian Andres and Benedetta C Belloni and Ursula Puchta and Christian A. Sander and Michael Joseph Flaig},
  journal={Journal of cutaneous pathology},
  volume={37 1},
BACKGROUND Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) is the likely causative agent of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). However, the prevalence of MCPyV in non-MCC population and its possible role in the pathogenesis of other skin cancers are not known yet. METHODS A molecular pathology study was performed in 33 MCC samples and 33 age- and sex-matched samples of sun exposed non-MCC tumors [12 seborrheic keratoses (SK), 11 basal cell carcinomas (BCC) and 10 lentigo maligna melanomas (LMM)]. All tumors were… CONTINUE READING