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Baseline Imaging Recommended in Merkel Cell Carcinoma Patients

Key clinical point: Even in Merkel cell carcinoma patients without palpable lymph nodes, scans often lead to disease upstaging.

Major finding: Among Merkel cell carcinoma patients without palpable lymph nodes, 12% were found with distant metastases on baseline scans

Data Source: A retrospective evaluation of a Merkel cell patient registry.

Disclosures: Ms. Singh reports no potential conflicts of interest.

Citation:

Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology.