Merkel cell

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Merkel cell, Merkel disk

found in the basal layer of the epidermis; believed to act as slow-acting tactile endorgans.

Merkel cell tumor
see neuroendocrine cell tumor.
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Epidemiology of primary Merkel cell carcinoma in the United States [published correction appears in I Am Acad Dermatol.
Today's announcement demonstrates our continued determination to provide access to our immunotherapy for people around the world living with hard-to-treat cancers such as Merkel cell carcinoma.
Caption: The overall response rate to avelumab in the study of patients with Merkel cell carcinoma (pictured here) was 33%.
Overview of Merkel cell carcinoma and recent advances in research.
Bladder cancer and seroreactivity to BK, JC and Merkel cell polyomaviruses: The Spanish bladder cancer study.
Arnold, "Thoracic spinal metastasis of Merkel cell carcinoma in an immunocompromised patient: case report," Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal, vol.
These include WU (WUPyV), KI (KIPyV), Merkel cell (MCPyV), and Malawi (MWPyV) PyVs, all of which have been detected in respiratory secretions, particularly from children (3).
There have been a few reported cases of EAI transforming into squamous cell carcinoma or Merkel cell carcinoma; squamous cell carcinoma is more common, and tends to occur after a long latent period (up to 30 years).
He had bravely battled an unusual Merkel cell tumour, uncomplainingly putting up with surgery and radiation over the last four years of his life.
There was less evidence of a connection in people with lung cancer, gastric cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia, melanoma or Merkel cell carcinoma, but the available data were positive.
The senselessness of the Merkel cell tap - which started in 2002 under George W Bush, and was recently revealed by leaker Edward Snowden - shows how careless Washington has become about the collection of intelligence data.
PRAGUE--Add Merkel cell carcinoma to the seemingly ever-growing list of malignancies linked to vitamin D deficiency.