DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for Merkel cell carcinoma

Merkel cell carcinoma [DOID:3965]

Merkel cell carcinoma (also known as a "Cutaneous apudoma," "Primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin,""Primary small cell carcinoma of the skin,"and "Trabecular carcinoma of the skin" ) is a rare and highly aggressive cancer in which malignant cancer cells develop on or just beneath the skin and in hair follicles.

Synonyms:  Merkel cell carcinoma,  DOID:3965,  Trabecular adenocarcinoma (morphologic abnormality),  trabecular carcinoma,  Trabecular adenocarcinoma morphologic abnormality ...