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Merkel Cell Carcinoma Workshop, 2009

Workshop on Merkel Cell Carcinoma Basic, Epidemiologic, Translational and Clinical Research

Workshop on Merkel Cell Carcinoma Basic, Epidemiologic, Translational and Clinical Research

January 9th, 2009

National Institutes of Health Neurosciences Center, Rooms A1/A2
6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville MD

7:30 AMRegistration
7:45 AMOpening Remarks and Objectives
Drs. James Goedert and Kishor Bhatia.
8:00 AMBroader Implications of Studying Rare Cancers
Dr. GopalSrivastava, ORD (Tentative)
8:15 AMMerkel Cell Carcinoma Incidence and Risk Factors
Dr. Engels
8:45 AMViral etiology of Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Dr. Shuda
9:15 AMEpidemiology of human polyoma viruses
Dr. Viscidi
9:45 AMBreak
10:15 AMHistological and Immunopathological Features of Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Dr. Pulitzer
10:45 AMClinical presentation, staging, treatment and prognosis of Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Dr. Nghiem
11:15 AMDiscussion, charges for Working Groups
James Goedert / Kishor Bhatia, Moderators
12:00Lunch
1:00 PM

Working Group Concurrent Sessions

Working Group 1
Etiology of MCC (including epidemiology, virology)
Chairs: Dr. Shah

Working Group 2
Pathogenic studies of MCC
Chair: Dr. Jaffe

Working Group 3
Therapy of MCC (including standard and investigational)
Chair: Dr. Bichakjian

4:00 PMBreak: Coffee
4:15- 5:45 PMReports from Working Group Chairs;
discussion of research gaps, priorities, opportunities for collaborations, and summary report
6:00 PMMeeting Adjourned