Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Version 1.2018

Christopher K. Bichakjian, Thomas Olencki, Sumaira Z. Aasi, Murad Alam, James S. Andersen, Rachel Blitzblau, Glen M. Bowen, Carlo M. Contreras, Gregory A. Daniels, Roy Decker, Jeffrey M. Farma, Kris Fisher, Brian Gastman, Karthik Ghosh, Roy C. Grekin, Kenneth Grossman, Alan L. Ho, Karl D. Lewis, Manisha Loss, Daniel D. LydiattJane Messina, Kishwer S. Nehal, Paul Nghiem, Igor Puzanov, Chrysalyne D. Schmults, Ashok R. Shaha, Valencia Thomas, Yaohui G. Xu, John A. Zic, Karin G. Hoffmann, Anita M. Engh

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Abstract

This selection from the NCCN Guidelines for Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC) focuses on areas impacted by recently emerging data, including sections describing MCC risk factors, diagnosis, workup, follow-up, and management of advanced disease with radiation and systemic therapy. Included in these sections are discussion of the new recommendations for use of Merkel cell polyomavirus as a biomarker and new recommendations for use of checkpoint immunotherapies to treat metastatic or unresectable disease. The next update of the complete version of the NCCN Guidelines for MCC will include more detailed information about elements of pathology and addresses additional aspects of management of MCC, including surgical management of the primary tumor and draining nodal basin, radiation therapy as primary treatment, and management of recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)742-774
Number of pages33
JournalJNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

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  • Oncology

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    Bichakjian, C. K., Olencki, T., Aasi, S. Z., Alam, M., Andersen, J. S., Blitzblau, R., Bowen, G. M., Contreras, C. M., Daniels, G. A., Decker, R., Farma, J. M., Fisher, K., Gastman, B., Ghosh, K., Grekin, R. C., Grossman, K., Ho, A. L., Lewis, K. D., Loss, M., ... Engh, A. M. (2018). Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Version 1.2018. JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 16(6), 742-774. https://doi.org/10.6004/jnccn.2018.0055