Anti-EGFR Antibody Plus Chemotherapy Treatment in a Patient with Synchronous Merkel Cell Carcinoma and Colorectal Cancer

Sara Custodio-Cabello, Luis Cabezón-Gutiérrez, Magda Palka-Kotlowska, Eduardo Oliveros Acebes, Parham Khosravi-Shahi
Curēus 2021 January 26, 13 (1): e12916
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare neuroendocrine cutaneous malignancy. During early stages, surgery is the primary treatment followed by radiotherapy in patients at high risk of recurrence. Definitive radiation therapy is an alternative for patients who are not surgical candidates, reserving chemotherapy for metastatic disease. We present a case of a male patient diagnosed with MCC and stage IV colorectal cancer and we focus on the skin tumor shrinkage after specific colorectal cancer treatment.

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