Merkel Cell Carcinoma


The dataset has been developed for the reporting of the pathologic findings of primary cutaneous Merkel cell carcinoma in excision (resection) specimens containing tumour.

Publication History

1st edition – December 2019

  • To reference this dataset please use the following citation: Busam K, Bichakjian C, Coit D, Kutzner H, Requena L, Scolyer R, Stefanato C, Walsh N, Wood B (2019). Merkel Cell Carcinoma Histopathology Reporting Guide. 1st  edition. International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting; Sydney, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-925687-33-0.
  • Read more on the Merkel cell carcinoma dataset (1st edition) from the journal article written by the dataset authors: Dataset for the Reporting of Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Recommendations From the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting (ICCR). Busam KJ, Judge MJ, Bichakjian CK, Coit D, Kutzner H, Requena L, Scolyer RA, Stefanato CM, Wood BA, Walsh NM. Am J Surg Pathol. 2022 Nov 1;46(11):1583-1591. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000001959. Epub 2022 Aug 25.

Expert Committee

The 1st edition of the dataset for Merkel cell carcinoma was developed by the following international team:

  • Chair – Klaus Busam, USA
  • ICCR representative – Paul Barrett, UK

Domain Experts:

  • Chris Bichakjian, USA
  • Daniel Coit, USA
  • Heinz Kutzner, Germany
  • Luis Requena, Spain
  • Richard Scolyer, Australia
  • Catherine Stefanato, UK
  • Noreen Walsh, Canada
  • Benjamin Wood, Australia
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