Multidisciplinary management of Merkel cell carcinoma | 28 min

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    Due to the highly aggressive nature of Merkel cell carcinoma, accurate and timely diagnosis is essential to ensure optimal management. Although our understanding of the biology of the disease has advanced significantly in recent years, a clinical conundrum still exists regarding the ideal therapeutic strategy for each patient.

    In this podcast, our multidisciplinary panel discuss:

    • the pathology of Merkel cell carcinoma
    • differential diagnoses
    • clinical presentation
    • the role of surgery and its importance in diagnosis, staging and salvage
    • how radiotherapy is used in the definitive and adjuvant settings
    • the role of systemic therapy
    • emerging therapies and the importance of clinical trials

    In addition, the panel reviews two case studies to put learnings into practice.

    This podcast is suitable for Medical Oncologists, Surgeons, Dermatologists, GPs, Nurses and other healthcare professionals.

    Subscribe to our new Melanoma Insights for Professionals podcasts via iTunes or Spotify or for Android devices, click here or search for 'Melanoma Insights for Professionals' your favourite podcast app.

    Please note that this podcast was accurate at the time of recording (March 2021) but may not reflect the rapidly evolving treatment landscape and approvals in Australia.

    Dr Robert Rawson Dr Robert Rawson
    Pathologist, Melanoma Institute Australia and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
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    Dr Kerwin Shannon Dr Kerwin Shannon
    Surgical Oncologist and Head and Neck Surgeon, Melanoma Institute Australia and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
    Declaration of Interest
    Prof Angela Hong Prof Angela Hong
    Radiation Oncologist, Melanoma Institute Australia |Clinical Professor, The University of Sydney
    Declaration of Interest
    Dr Ines Silva Dr Ines Silva
    Medical Oncologist and Researcher, Melanoma Institute Australia | Fellow, Westmead Hospital
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    This learning module was proudly supported through unrestricted educational grants from:


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