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Are clinical trials available to treat Merkel cell carcinoma?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There are several clinical trials that are available to treat Merkel cell carcinoma. Clinical trials are studies in which people with Merkel cell carcinoma volunteer to get experimental new treatments, and doctors study the effects. There's not really a standard recommended treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma since it's relatively rare, so clinical trials may be useful in finding the best possible treatment. Talk to your doctor to learn more about clinical trials that may be right for you.

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