Samimi stressed that the newly shown association that she and her coworkers have found between vitamin D deficiency and worse-prognosis Merkel cell carcinoma
must be considered hypothesis-generating rather than proof of causality Serum vitamin D wasn't measured until an average of 3 months after cancer diagnosis.
Hapcic K, Panchal J, Stewart J, et al: Giant Merkel cell carcinoma
involving the upper extremity.
Clinical factors associated with Merkel cell polyomavirus infection in Merkel cell carcinoma
Metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma
is a devastating disease with limited treatment options currently available for patients, said Dr.
Furthermore, infection with Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) in rare instances leads to Merkel cell carcinomas
, an aggressive form of skin cancer (5).
Breast Adeno-K Ductal (10) 17 Lobular (6) Apocrine (1) Melanoma Melanoma Skin (6) 7 Choroid (1) Lung Adenocarcinoma 2 4 Squamous cell 2 Bone and soft Osteosarcoma 2 4 tissue Leiomyosarcoma 2 (1 thigh, 1 uterus) Kidney Clear cell carcinoma 2 2 Skin Merkel cell carcinoma
1 1 Table 2.
The researchers surmised that MCPyV is likely to play an etiologic role in Merkel cell carcinoma
because the virus is clonally integrated in the tumor genome (Science 2008;319:1096-100).
The special designation covers IMGN901's use as a treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma
, which is a rare type of aggressive cancer that develops beneath the skin.
Haglund, 47, of Worcester, died Friday July 18th in his home surrounded by his family and friends after a 17 month fight with Merkel Cell Carcinoma
They also consider less common tumors such as Kaposi's sarcoma and Merkel cell carcinoma
, and skin and other reactions to radiotherapy.
in this case from Merkel cell carcinoma
, emphasizing proper diagnostic
Encouraging findings also have been seen in initial evaluations of the compound for the treatment of multiple myeloma and Merkel cell carcinoma