Node biopsy needed with Merkel cell carcinoma, study confirms

02/26/2013 | Healio

Sentinel lymph node biopsy may be beneficial with any primary Merkel cell carcinoma, according to a new study that analyzed 240 cases. "We felt it would be beneficial to gather data on a large group of patients to confirm and expound on what is already known about this intriguing form of skin cancer," researcher and Mayo Clinic dermatologist Jerry Brewer said.

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