AMIGOs

Australasian Merkel Cell Carcinoma Interest Group

Enabling access to high quality care for all patients with Merkel Cell Carcinoma

What is Merkel Cell Carcinoma?

Merkel Cell Carcinoma is a rare but highly aggressive neuroendocrine skin cancer

Merkel Cell Carcinoma has the potential to be lethal and appropriate management should be sought immediately through a specialist centre.

Treatment of Merkel Cell Carcinoma often involves several types of therapy such as surgery, radiation, and sometimes systemic medications. Multidisciplinary evaluation of patients with this cancer is critical to determine and carry out a proper treatment plan.

“Many patients and primary care doctors don’t understand the severity of a Merkel Cell Carcinoma diagnosis. Carers and families often don’t appreciate the seriousness of the condition. How could a skin cancer that you have never heard of, give you a deadly problem, unless it is malignant melanoma? Merkel Cell Carcinoma patients need quick referral to specialists at centres of excellence who understand this disease.”

Jonathan Pincus
Chair, Patient Advocacy Group

Jonathan Pincus

Newsfeed

On #WorldCancerResearchDay we shine a light on our collaborators in Australia & around the world who work tirelessly on our #Merkel cell carcinoma clinical trials. It’s thanks to their dedication & innovation that outcomes continue to improve for MCC patients.
@MASC_Trials

The September edition of the MASC Trials eNews is out now! Read about:
✅ New trial for melanoma that has spread to the brain
✅ Annual Scientific Meeting to be held in March '23
✅ IMAGE trial participant, Viv Chapman
✅ First major fundraising campaign

http://ow.ly/A9eT50KOCan

Our former CEO Aileen Boyd-Squires has committed to hiking 55km in December to raise money for Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials. Help Aileen reach her fundraising goal of $1000 by clicking this link and donating today: https://www.mycause.com.au/p/293012/cape-to-cape-for-melanoma-and-skin-cancer-trials

Save the Date - MASC Trials Annual Scientific Meeting!
Time: 2pm–5pm
Date: Thurs, 23 March 2023
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
The MASC Trials ASM will precede the Australasian Melanoma Conference, also at BCEC, and is open to healthcare professionals & consumers.

How often do you consult Dr Google? Not all melanoma and skin cancer online info is evidence-based & it can be hard to tell fact from fiction. With @melanomasupport we created a Skin Cancer Health Information Guide for consumers. Download: https://www.masc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Skin-Cancer-Health-Information-Guide1.pdf
@DrVictoriaMar

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Merkel cell carcinoma
Mailing address:

AMIGOs
C/O Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials
553 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia

General enquiries:

Email: amigos@masc.org.au

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials
Mailing address:

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials
553 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia

General enquiries:

Email: hello@masc.org.au