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Topics Covered

  • What is Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC)
  • Symptoms of Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Diagnosis & Staging
  • Current Standard of Care for Early Stage Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Treatment for Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Clinical Trial Updates
  • Managing Side Effects & Pain
  • Key Questions to Ask the MCC Specialists on Your Health Care Team
  • Communication Tips
  • Preparing for Your Appointments and Follow-Up Care
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD

Professor and Head, University of Washington Dermatology, George F. Odland Endowed Chair, Affiliate Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Professor, Adjunct of Pathology and Oral Health Sciences, Clinical Director, Skin Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Vernon K. Sondak, MD

Richard M. Schulze Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cutaneous Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Professor, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Department of Oncologic Sciences

Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on November 15, 2019.

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