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At Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), we treat patients from across the country and around the world for the treatment of Merkel cell carcinoma. We also serve as a leading center for research on this rare type of skin cancer.
Our patients have full access to DF/BWCC's world-renowned academic medical community, with its diverse specialists and state-of-the-art facilities. Using the latest diagnostic and treatment modalities, our Merkel cell carcinoma experts develop individualized treatment plans for newly diagnosed patients, and we closely monitor patients who have completed their therapy.
Patients with Merkel cell carcinoma often require a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. A multidisciplinary team approach that can coordinate all care is the best way to manage these complicated cases. Working together as one singularly-focused team, our specialists help Merkel cell carcinoma patients get better faster — with improved outcomes and fewer post-treatment problems.
DF/BWCC's Merkel cell carcinoma specialists have deep expertise treating this complex disease. Skilled colleagues in surgical oncology, radiation oncology, and medical oncology – as well as other specialties associated with Dana-Farber's Cutaneous Cancer Treatment Center — work closely together to develop a personalized plan that is best for each patient.
Our multidisciplinary Merkel cell carcinoma treatment team includes surgical oncologists, medical and radiation oncologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, nutritionists, dermatopathologists, and anesthesiologists. From diagnosis to treatment to recovery, our team members work closely and collaboratively with patients and families.
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