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Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Merkel cell carcinoma is a very rare and aggressive skin cancer typically caused by the Merkel cell polyomavirus. It was discovered by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. MCM is also known as primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin or trabecular cancer.

David Koelle, MD

Herpesviruses are a family of viruses that produce a variety of complications for patients. Some of these viruses can be very dangerous for immunocompromised patients and even promote the development of cancers.