Table of Contents

Part I: Basic Science and Epidemiology.
Basic Science of the Merkel Cell.
Epidemiology and Genetics (Including High Risk Patients, Polyomavirus, Prognostic Factors).
Part II: Diagnosis.
Clinical Diagnosis.
Staging.
Histopathologic Diagnosis.
Part III: Therapy.
Local Excision (Primary, Recurrent Disease).
Lymph Node Procedures of the Head and Neck.
Lymph Node Procedures of the Trunk and Extremities.
Radiation Therapy (Primary and Recurrent Disease).
Chemotherapy (Primary and Recurrent Disease).
Treatment Algorithm.
Part IV: Expert Opinions and Future Directions.
Case Study A: Multiply Recurrent Merkel Cell Carcinoma.
Case Study B: Radiation Monotherapy for Extensive Local and In-Transit Merkel Cell Carcinoma.
Case Study C: Complete Spontaneous Regression of Merkel Cell Carcinoma Metastatic to the Liver.
Case Study D: Evaluation of Multiple Merkel Cell Carcinomas in a Single Patient.
Case Study E: Multidisciplinary Management of Merkel Cell Carcinoma.
Track and Attack: Emerging Prognostic and Therapeutic Approaches. 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.Features:· Comprehensive single-source clinical reference· Treatment focus · Written for practitioners, with emph