Merkel Cell Carcinoma

  • Murad Alam
  • Jeremy S. Bordeaux
  • Siegrid S. Yu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Basic Science and Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen M. Ostrowski, Stephen Michael Maricich
      Pages 3-19
    3. Garrett C. Lowe, Jerry D. Brewer, Jeremy S. Bordeaux
      Pages 21-35
  3. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Nancy Kim, Sandra Y. Han, Siegrid S. Yu
      Pages 39-51
    3. Sherrif F. Ibrahim, Siegrid S. Yu
      Pages 53-63
    4. Jeffrey North, Timothy H. McCalmont
      Pages 65-86
  4. Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Melanie Warycha, Murad Alam
      Pages 89-96
    3. Chase M. Heaton, Steven J. Wang
      Pages 97-105
    4. William R. Silveira, Sue S. Yom
      Pages 119-133
    5. Rupali Roy, Timothy M. Kuzel
      Pages 135-140
    6. Douglas Winstanley, Seaver Soon
      Pages 141-149
  5. Expert Opinions and Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Sherrif F. Ibrahim, Sue S. Yom, Siegrid S. Yu
      Pages 157-160
    3. Adam R. Schmitt, Jeremy S. Bordeaux
      Pages 169-170
    4. Olga Afanasiev, Paul Nghiem
      Pages 171-184
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-190

About this book


Merkel Cell Carcinoma is one of the first comprehensive, single-source clinical texts on the subject. Although not as common as melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma is not rare – and it is both more deadly than melanoma and increasing at an epidemic rate. The book is clinical in focus and emphasizes treatment of this poorly understood cancer. Contributing authors include dermatologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists from the US and around the world.


  • Comprehensive single-source clinical reference
  • Treatment focus
  • Written for practitioners, with emphasis on clinical relevance and quick retrieval of information
  • Contributing authors represent all disciplines involved in treatment of Merkel cell carcinoma: dermatology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, and medical oncology
  • International in perspective, with contributors from US and abroad
  • Members of active Merkel Cell Carcinoma Multicenter Interest Group have authored some of the chapters


Dermatology Diagnosis Epidemiology Lymph Node Dissection Merkel Cell Carcinoma Oncology Radiotherapy Surgical excision Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Murad Alam
    • 1
  • Jeremy S. Bordeaux
    • 2
  • Siegrid S. Yu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyChicagoUSA
  2. 2.University Hospitals Case Medical CenterDepartment of DermatologyClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Department of DermatologySan FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6607-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6608-6
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