The Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Clinic at the U-M Rogel Cancer Center is one of only a few such programs in the world created to support the treatment of patients with rare skin cancers, with a focus on Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). Merkel cell carcinoma is a very rare and potentially aggressive form of skin cancer. Each year, the Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Clinic evaluates and treats about 70-100 patients with MCC from all over the world. Patients with MCC require specialty services by our team of dermatologists, head and neck surgeons, surgical oncologists, plastic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and many other specialists, who work together to determine the best course of treatment for each individual patient.
Our team of cutaneous oncology experts also evaluates and manages patients with dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, adnexal carcinomas, extramammary Paget’s disease, and other rare cutaneous malignancies.
All new patients to the Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Clinic undergo a complete history, physical exam, pathology review, education about their diagnosis, and treatment planning. We strive to coordinate appointments at the U-M Rogel Cancer Center and work closely with referring physicians.